Sparkler Mobile App

About Sparkler

Sparkler is a free mobile app for Connecticut families with children 0-5 and programs serving those families. It is available to use in English or Spanish, iOS or Android, smartphone or tablet.

The Sparkler mobile app allows families to:

  • Know: Understand your child’s development with the mobile Ages & Stages Questionnaires® (ASQ)
  • Play: Spark learning with fun, off-screen activities to play together and tips for parents
  • Grow: Follow your child’s progress in your Sparkler scrapbook
  • Connect: Get tips and answers from experts at 211 Child Development or your school/provider


Download Sparkler from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

Enter an “access code” on the first step to link your account. Please see the list below for Southington codes.


SPARKLER Access Codes for Southington

Program Code
Any child living in Southington or Plantsville not attending a program listed below. Southington
Family Resource Center of Southington SouthingtonFRC
Margaret Griffin CDC MGCDC
My Little Rascals Rascals
Saint Dominic Child Care Center StDominic
St. Luke Catholic (previously Southington Catholic) SouthingtonCatholic
Southington Public Schools – Integrated Preschool SouthingtonPS
Town & Country Early Learning Centers TCELC
Village Green Nursery School VillageGreen
YMCA Learning Center SouthingtonYMCA
Zion Christian Nursery School ZCNS
Please use the code Southington if your child is not attending a school or program with their own code.

The ECCS Director will have access to summary information about families in town using Sparkler.

If you are outside of Southington, you can use the code Connecticut.

ASQ – Developmental Screenings

Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQs) provide reliable, accurate developmental and social-emotional screening for children between 1 month and age 6. Drawing on parents’ expert knowledge, ASQ has been specifically designed to pinpoint developmental progress and catch delays in young children — paving the way for meaningful next steps in learning, intervention, or monitoring. ASQ can be key in early intervention by helping educators, doctors, and families understand children’s strengths, set goals, and access support.

Both ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2 can be found on the Sparkler app.

The ASQ-3 measures 5 domains of development: Communication, Gross and Fine Motor, Problem-Solving, Personal-Social
Over 21 Questionnaire intervals: 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36, 42, 48, 54, 60 months

ASQ:SE-2 Measures 7 Core Social-Emotional Behavioral Areas: Self-regulation, Compliance, Adaptive Functioning, Autonomy, Affect, Social-Communication, Interaction
Over 9 Questionnaire intervals: 2, 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 48, 60 months

More Information

Thanks to the Main Street Community Foundation for funding the ECCS’s support of this initiative.