- Child Development
CDC’s web page on child development includes information on developmental milestones, screening, and positive parenting from infancy through adolescence.
- Learn the Signs. Act Early
CDC’s Learn the Signs. Act Early. program aims to improve early identification of children with autism and other developmental disabilities so children and families can get the services and support they need. The site includes information on developmental milestones, as well as details for monitoring and screening of developmental delays.
- Parent’s Portal
This site contains a wealth of information from across all of CDC, covering everything from safety at home and the community to immunization schedules and developmental milestones.
- Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Training
ACEs affect children and families in all communities. ACEs come in many forms and can have long-term impacts on health and well-being into adulthood. This accredited, online training can help you understand, recognize, and prevent ACEs from happening in the first place.
- Child Development
Other Federal Resources
- Administration for Children and Familiesexternal icon
The Administration for Children and Families is responsible for federal programs that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – Project LAUNCHexternal icon
This is a grant program of the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, which seeks to promote the wellness of young children birth to age eight. It focuses on improving the systems that serve young children with the goal of helping all children reach physical, social, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive milestones.
Additional Online Resources
- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)external icon
AAP dedicates their efforts and resources to the health, safety, and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. AAP develops guidelines on a variety of pediatric health issues and distributes a wide range of patient education materials.
- Circle of Parentsexternal icon
Circle of Parents provides a friendly, supportive environment led by parents and other caregivers. It’s a place where anyone in a parenting role can openly discuss the successes and challenges of raising children.
- Parents Anonymous®Inc.external icon
Parents Anonymous® Inc. is a community of parents, organizations and volunteers committed to strengthening families and building strong communities; achieving meaningful parent leadership and shared leadership; and leading the field of child abuse and neglect.
- Text4babyexternal icon
This is a free mobile information service designed to promote healthy birth outcomes and to reduce infant mortality among underserved populations. Women who sign up for the service by texting BABY to 511411 (or BEBE for Spanish) will receive free SMS text messages each week, timed to their due date or baby’s date of birth.
- Zero to Threeexternal icon
This organization supports the healthy development and well-being of infants, toddlers and their families by informing, educating and supporting adults who influence the lives of infants and toddlers.
Page last reviewed: October 13, 2020
Content source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention