Many low-income children persistently lag behind their peers cognitively, socially, physically, and emotionally due to difficult social and emotional environments, a lack of developmental services, and other challenging circumstances. This toolkit reflects the experiences of the Enhancing Child Development Services in Medicaid Managed Care workgroup – 10 health plans and a primary care case management program – that collaborated to develop best practices for enhancing child development services.

Health plans using this toolkit will learn how the BCAP Quality Framework can be applied to design and evaluate pilot projects to improve developmental services for children from 0-3 years old. Case studies illustrate how individual plans conducted their projects. It offerspractical guidance for organizations designing programs to enhance early child development screening and services.