Sparkler Mobile App

About Sparkler

Sparkler is a free mobile app for Connecticut families starting in pregnancy through age 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

Starting during pregnancy, families can:

  • Play to learn with Sparkler’s activities that families can complete each trimester to prepare for the new baby, plus 1000s of play-based learning activities to play together once the baby is born!
  • Access Sparkler‘s parenting tips, developed by early childhood experts and educators on pregnancy, postpartum, newborns, and early childhood.
  • Access Sparkler‘s Yoga and Pilates Series for each trimester + postpartum!
  • Access local supports for expecting parents.


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. You can add a second access code if your child is in multiple programs or is cared for by one of the participating pediatricians.


SPARKLER Access Codes for Southington

Childcare 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) StLuke
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
Pediatrician Practice Code
Southington Pediatric Associates SouthingtonPA
Please use the code Southington if your child is not attending a program with their own code.

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

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

Note that the codes are not case-sensitive.

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, and 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 and 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.