Island County Childhood Next Steps

IslandCountyWelcome to the Island County Universal Developmental Screening page!

Welcome to Whidbey Island (Island County) Universal Developmental Screening. We’re glad you’re here! Our goal is to help you look at your child’s NEXT STEPS. Use this page to find out what developmental screening is, learn more about the Ages & Stages Questionnaire (ASQ), connect with early learning & screening partners on Whidbey, or take the ASQ yourself online.

Why should I do a developmental screening with my child? Developmental screening is a quick look at all the ways a child is learning and growing. Screening is a little like wearing a seatbelt – it’s good for all children, available, free, and easy to do. Early and regular screening helps you track your child’s milestones.

What screening tool are you using? The Ages & Stages Questionnaire is a common tool used across the country to screen many areas of child development (such as social/emotional, physical, communication, and learning). This tool gives a quick look at how infants and children (up to 6 years old) are doing. The ASQ is easy to use, fun for caregivers and children to complete, and has been used with thousands of children. Providers can score the results in just minutes and share the information with caregivers about next steps.

If you want to do an in-person screening, you have options on Whidbey. Check out our in-person screeening partners:

Thank you to our Next Steps Partners:


For more information, contact Jessie Gunn at or Rene Denman at