Early Children Development, education and care milestones and stages

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Early Childhood Development

Each child is unique. It’s natural to worry about whether your child is on track with her development. Monitoring your child’s development is very important! Some babies sit up or crawl or walk early, and some babies do these things later. There is a wide range of what is considered normal. If your child is within the range, then she is normal, even if your friend’s child may have done some of these things earlier than yours. If you have specific concerns about normal child development, be sure to discuss them with your child’s doctor. For more information on Early Childhood Development (birth to 6 months, 6 months to 12 months, 12 months to 24 months, 2 to 3 years, 3 to 5 years) for your child search the drop down menu or click on the page links.

You are your child's first - and best - teacher

From the day you bring your new baby home, you - and your family and friends - are her most important teachers. The love, the home life and every step you take to provide opportunities in her early childhood years will have a lasting effect on her success in school - and in life!

Every child develops at her own pace. Some children may reach different stages of development and milestones a little sooner or a little later than others. Be the loving teacher your child needs NOW, so they can grow to be safe, healthy and successful throughout their life.

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