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.
Development, milestones, and screening
What it is, why it is important and resources
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For children birth to 17 years of age
- Article: Increase in developmental disabilities from 2009–2017external icon
- Article: Legacy for Children™: Cognitive outcomes through age 8external icon
- Milestones Matter! Track your child’s milestones and act early if you ever have a concern.
- Article: Mental, Behavioral, and Developmental Disorders and Poverty in Young Children
Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, behave, and move. Read about developments by age group.
Learn how to keep children safe from danger and from becoming dangerous themselves.
Learn about language disorders, learning disorders, and other developmental conditions.