New Families


Download Sparkler: 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.

CT Families: How to Register for Sparkler:

  • Open the app and tap “Create a New Account.”
  • Use the general Connecticut access code CT or a unique code that your school/home visitor/other provider shares with you. 
  • Create your account: Enter your first and last name, as well as your phone number so we can support you. 
  • Create a profile for your child: Sparkler offers content (play activities and screenings) based on children's ages and their prematurity if they are under 2, so it is important to share an accurate birth date.  

How you can use Sparkler: Access the Ages & Stages Questionnaires® from home — or wherever you are — plus evidence-based and FUN do-together activities that you can play with your 0-5 year old to spark their growing heart, mind, body, and words! When you play, take a picture and press “we did it” to keep track of what you’ve accomplished together! Connect with experts, and get answers to your parenting and child development questions in "connect."

Here are some materials to help you get started: 

Questions? Please email Sparkler at [email protected]. If you want to reach out to 211 Child Development, please visit or call 1-800-505-7000.

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