Understanding child development
Children grow, develop, and learn throughout their lives from birth and infancy to adulthood at variable rates. A child’s development can be measured by achievement of social, physical, and cognitive developmental milestones. Health care professionals, other service providers, and parents can work together as partners to help children reach their full potential.
What are child typical development milestones?
Getting help early can help your child reach his or her full potential. If you have concerns about your child's development, speak with your child's doctor.
- Children's Developmental Services Agency (CDSA). Your local CDSA can arrange a developmental screening and begin to find resources to best suit your needs. Your child may be eligible for early intervention services.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has additional information about child development.