Child Development: Developmental Milestones Birth to 5

 

from the Center for Disease Control (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/child/default.htm

The early years of a child's life are crucial for cognitive, social and emotional development.  Therefore, it is important that we take every step necessary to ensure that children grow up in environments where their social, emotional and educational needs are met.  Cost to society of less than optimal development are enormous and far-reaching. Children who grow up in environments where their developmental needs are not met are at an increased risk for compromised health and safety, and learning and developmental delays. Failure to invest time and resources during children’s early years may have long term effects on the foster care, health care, and education systems. Therefore, it is in the public's interest to ensure that children develop in safe, loving, and secure environments.

Developmental Milestones - Birth to 5

 

Infants (0-1 year old)
Toddlers (1-2 years old)
Toddlers (2-3 years old)
Preschoolers (3-5 years old)

 

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Developmental milestones - Birth to 5 years old 

 

Child Development

 

Infants (0-1 year old)

Toddlers (1-2 years old)

Toddlers (2-3 years old)

Preschoolers (3-5 years old)