The early years of a child’s life are very important for his or her health and development. Parents, health professionals, educators, and others can work together as partners to help children grow up to reach their full potential. Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye bye” are called developmental milestones.
Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act, and move (crawling, walking, etc.). Children grow and learn at different rates. Monitoring your child’s development can be confusing even for the most attentive parent. Kids with learning, behavioral or developmental challenges need specialized care to be physically, cognitively, academically, socially and emotionally healthy.
Click on the following resources to learn more about your child’s developmental milestones: