Child Development Center

Early Childhood Screenings and Intervention for

Sheridan and Johnson Counties

Call us: Sheridan 307-672-6610

Buffalo 307-684-9271



366 E. Brundage Street

Sheridan, WY 82801

(307) 672-6610

(307) 674-5947 fax



Karen's Place

1 N. DeSmet Avenue

Buffalo, WY 82834

(307) 684-9271

(307) 684-0141 fax


Free Screenings

Early childhood screening is a process used to identify potential delays or developmental  needs in young children. Research shows that early screening and intervention greatly improve a child's positive growth and development.


No Cost - Free screenings for children age birth through 5 years. CDC staff screen for age appropriate development in:


Communication - The ability to use and understand language.

General stages of development:

  • Babbling by 12 months of age
  • Two-word spontaneous phrases by 24 months of age
  • Five to six word sentences by 4 years of age


Cognition - The ability to understand cause and effect and to problem solve.

General stages of development:

  • Participate in imitative play by 18 months of age
  • Imitate circular drawing by 4 years of age
  • Identify colors or letters by 5 years of age


Fine and Gross Motor - The ability to use large and small muscles for movement, balance, reaching, and grasping.

General stages of development:

  • Intentional hold and release of an item by 24 months of age
  • Walk up and down stairs without assistance by 3 years of age
  • Hop and stand on one foot for 2 seconds by 5 years of age


Hearing - Assessment of middle ear function as well as detection of sounds.


Vision - Screens eye health and potential vision problems.


Screen for Success

Stages of Development Resources



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