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Seeing your child thrive and grow is a rewarding experience, and there are things we can do as parents to help encourage their development. It all starts with understanding the basics of child development.
It's important to remember:
Families directly support children’s growth and learning. They are often the first to notice a concern in development. Families can support all areas of their child’s development through daily routines and interactions.
Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Positive Parenting page for more information and resources about positive parenting.
There are steps you can take to ensure your child continues to learn and grow.
Parents, grandparents and other caregivers should look for developmental milestones from your child’s birth to the age of five.
This will help you:
If you need help in recognizing the different stages of development, easy and free checklists are available through the CDC.
When you have a concern, act early to get the right support at the right time. You should:
Download our brochure
Our brochure provides helpful information about monitoring your child's development.
Developmental Monitoring and Screening brochure (PDF)