Child Development & Health
The physical, cognitive, social, and emotional growth that takes place in the first years of a child’s life sets the foundation for success or failure in learning and life. Early childhood is not only complex, it is critically important. To guide a child to reach his or her potential, it is essential to understand child development and every aspect of this remarkable process. Since development occurs within the context of family, community, culture, and relationships, it is essential to also understand how these factors may impact development.
- Virginia’s Milestones of Early Childhood Development (PDF), A Guide to Young Children’s Learning and Development, from Birth to Kindergarten
- Office of Early Childhood Development
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Learn the Signs. Act Early
- Competencies for Early Childhood Professionals (PDF)
- Center on the Developing Child Harvard University
- Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development
- Zero to Three Behavior & Development
- Order form for "From Crib to Kindergarten: A Guide to Your Child’s Development" (PDF) From Crib to Kindergarten is an interactive wheel that outlines typical child development from 0-60 months of age. The Developmental Wheel can be shared with parents or professionals who may benefit from learning more about development. The Developmental Wheel is free to local educational agencies and may be purchased by other agencies.
- Maternal & Child Health Library Georgetown University
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Health Bites (Virginia Department of Health)