About the Program

The Alberta Resource Centre for Quality Enhancement (ARCQE) has been working to increase awareness and use of the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ: 3) and Social-Emotional (ASQ: SE2) screening tools across Alberta.  ARCQE’s engagement with the sector relative to development screening supports GRASP: Family Child Care agencies (FCC) & Child Care (CC).

The overarching aim of the GRASP project is to:

  • Guide enhancement of environments as a means of optimizing children’s developmental potential.
  • Support day home provider strategies focused on best practice relative to developmental outcomes.
  • Provide access to formal coaching and on-site support and resources specific to use of ASQ tools.

Learn more about Agency Consultants or Provider project learnings.

"When educators engage in a practice of relationships, they create places of vitality in early childhood communities."

Makovichuk, Hewes, Liretty, Thomas