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Sparkler-EnglishBureau 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. Sparkler engages families to promote healthy early childhood development.  Sparkler offers:
1. Tracking tools to monitor children’s social-emotional, cognitive, communication, and physical development, including the Ages & Stages Questionnaires®.
2. Content that helps parents/caregivers support their children’s learning and development. Sparkler has a library of 1500+ play-based learning activities developed by early childhood educators, and is adding more all the time.
3. Messaging tools to give parents/caregivers advice and support.
Get started with Sparkler:

Download: If you have an Android smartphone or tablet, download Sparkler from the Google Play Store. If you use an iPhone or iPad, download Sparkler from the Apple App Store.

Register: Open the app and tap “Create a New Account.” Enter 1-6-0-0 as your provider key. Pick Family/Familia in the “Group” drop-down menu. Answer the questions to create an account for yourself and a profile for your child. You must enter your child’s birthday correctly because Sparkler assigns screenings and other content based on your child’s age. You’ll be asked for a “provider key” to link you with your school/provider. Please skip this step for now!
Questions? Please email Sparkler at support@playsparkler.org.

Cómo Empezar con Sparkler:


Descarga: Para Android o tablet, descargue Sparkler from the Google Play Store. Para iPhone o iPad, descargue Sparkler from the Apple App Store.


Registro: Abra la app y haga clic en “Crear una Cuenta Nueva.” Introduzca 1-6-0-0 como clave de proveedor. Elija la opción Family/Familia en el menú desplegable “Grupo”. Responda a las preguntas para crear una cuenta para usted y un perfil para el niño/a. Deberá introducir correctamente la fecha de nacimiento del niño/a, porque Sparkler asignará las imágenes y los contenidos según su edad. Se le solicitará una “clave de proveedor” para enlazarlo con su escuela/proveedor. Por favor, ¡de momento no complete este último paso! 

¿Tiene dudas? Por favor, envíe un email a Sparkler, a la dirección support@playsparkler.org.