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Subject:  Assessment and Administering the DAYC – new document online

Source: Pam Thomas, Coordinator, First Steps Program

Intended Audience: First Steps providers, EI Examiners, Service Coordinators and SPOE Directors

Date: January 6, 2012

As you know, Missouri First Steps has identified the Developmental Assessment of Young Children (DAYC) as the uniform assessment instrument to assist with determining a child’s eligibility for First Steps services.

To better assist providers with administering the DAYC and reporting results, several frequently asked questions have been compiled and answered in a new document titled “Assessment and Administering the DAYC.”  

That document is now available online at:

The information contained in the document answers the following questions: