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The NDDS is a quick checklist that looks at the key skills most children master at a certain age. It has been developed for parents and is widely available across Halton. Parents in your setting would have most likely seen the 18 month NDDS as it is a requirement for the 18 month visit with their doctor. It can form a good basis for a dialogue with a parent about their child’s development.
There are 14 NDDS available:
You can order the NDDS online or by dialing 311.
It can help you:
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Use the earlier checklist. For example, if your child is:
Yes, the NDDS is available in English, French, Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese. You can find copies in these languages at www.ndds.ca (external link) or contact Halton Region for print copies for families at your centre or school.
If one or more 'No' boxes have been checked, or parents have questions or concerns about their child's health or development, you can encourage the child’s family to seek help by dialing 311. Our staff will discuss the concerns, suggest activities, and if needed, link families to additional services that will help meet their child's needs.
The activities on the back of the NDDS provide are designed to support child development in many different areas. Each activity promotes a key area of development and is identified by a symbol. For example, this symbol identifies activities that support speech and language skills: Children may do well in one area but lag a little in another area. Add these activities to what you have been doing and encourage parents to do the same.
For problems or questions regarding this site, please email Halton
or dial 311 or 905-825-6000
Toll free 1-866-4HALTON (1-866-442-5866) | TTY: 905-827-9833
Halton Region is composed of
the City of Burlington,
the Town of Halton Hills,
the Town of Milton,
and the Town of Oakville .