Sparkler Program

Sparkler headerBureau of Special Education partners OEC with Sparkler to help children
The Bureau of Special Education is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Office of Early Childhood and Sparkler that will help all Connecticut children get off to a strong start. Sparkler is a free app for families that can be used as a developmental screening tool, a source for activities to support child development, and assists parents with making connections with professionals.
Learn Through Play with Sparkler
Sparkler sparks healthy early development for children (0-5) and families in Connecticut. Check in on your child’s development and get a library of 1000+ play activities just right for your child’s age. Get regular coaching and advice. Sparkler is in English and Spanish, for iOS or Android.  Sparkler engages families to promote healthy early childhood development.
How to Get Started with Sparkler:
Sparkler QR CodeDownload Sparkler from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. Or scan the QR Code (above) with your  mobile device to go straight to the right place for downloading     
  1. Open app and tap Create a New Account.
  2. Enter Your Sparkler Access Code (below) to create your account.
    Sparkler Code
  3. Set Up (enter your email, password)
  4. Create Account (name, address, ZIP, and mobile phone number)
  5. Add a Child (name, pronoun, birthday, prematurity if under 2 are
    required). Add one child and you can add another at the end of the
  6. Profile Questions (optional)
  7. Review Sponsoring Partners and Privacy
CLICK HERE to read more on How to Use Sparkler with your Child
Ages & StagesLearn about Ages & Stages Questionnaires  (ASQ)
Child Development Infoline
CLICK HERE for a list of resources for families with children
PowerPoint Overviews
Questions? Please email Sparkler at [email protected].
Direcciones en Español -  Haga Clic Aquí

¿Tiene dudas? Por favor, envíe un email a Sparkler, a la dirección [email protected].


Learn about Ages & Stages Questionnaires  (ASQ)