In an effort to ensure that children within our community are appropriately prepared for entering Kindergarten, the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County partnered with the Crisis Center to launch the Child Development Infoline (CDI) and resource database. If a parent or guardian is concerned that their child isn’t reaching milestones typical of a certain age, they can call CDI to receive a screening over the phone.
After a CDI Coordinator screens a child, if any concerns are identified, the coordinator will provide follow-up resources for the family so they can address the issue and get their child back on track. The earlier a child receives help, the easier it will be for them to reach the same developmental level as their peers in school.
Even if a child has been previously screened with no issues, it is important to do on-going screenings to ensure they are developing at the appropriate rate for their age.
Call 813-425-GROW(4769) or 2-1-1 to receive a free screening over the phone. You can also learn more information on the CDI webpage.