All parents want their children to grow as healthy and happy as possible.
All people who work with children and families share this goal.
And so does The Center for the Improvement of Child Caring (CICC).
For over 30 years, CICC has been helping parents and other child caring people
to be the best caregivers they can.
The CICC Discovery Tool™ provides a simple way to keep current on how a young
child under five years of age is growing.
These early years are crucial. What is learned during these years sets the stage
for all other important things in life. If there are problems - special needs -
these must be taken care of fast. If not, a child's future may be limited.
The CICC Discovery Tool™ lets you know whether there might be problems.
It also lets you know where to turn to take care of the problems.
It also explains what a "special need" is.
It further educates about how best to cope with children who have special needs
and whose behavior is hard to handle.
USING THE CICC DISCOVERY TOOL
All of this begins by being asked questions about a child's skills, behavior and
background. The questions, which should be answered by someone who knows the
child well, are about how:
A child moves his or her body
Uses his or her senses
Talks and gets along with others
Learns and thinks
Takes care of him or herself
different sets of questions for children of different ages, starting
with questions about newborns to three months of age, up to questions about
children four years of age. The questions about the growth of newborns to three
months of age only have to do with family background conditions, as their
growth is not yet ready to be looked at in detail.
After answering the questions, Results Pages show how the child is doing
compared to children the same age. These pages give a profile, or picture, of
the child's growth. This profile can be printed and shared with family members,
friends, doctors and teachers.
Then, the Tool connects you to the people and places that can help, as well as
connecting you to parenting programs and books and videos.
By using the Tool, which takes about ten minutes, and costs a few dollars, you
can get a 10% discount on those books and videos.
To use the Tool you must know the child's date of birth.
CICC will not share any of the information that is given about a child or about
the person who answers the questions.
What is learned from using the Tool can change any child's life for the better!
Go Directly to the Discovery Tool™ (
for New Users)
The Discovery Tool™ for Return Users