Parents, community providers and clinic-based organizations and professionals play a key role in the early identification of young children with developmental delays and the facilitation of early referrals for further evaluation and intervention. When children are not screened early and routinely, opportunities for early identification, referral and intervention are delayed. This session is designed to expand participants’ awareness and knowledge of early screening for developmental delays and the need to use practical, culturally responsive and reliable standardized screens. Participants will gain skills that will increase their confidence and intent to identify and refer children for intervention earlier rather than later.