It's time to change how we view a child's growth. Do you know
all the ways you should measure your child's growth? We
naturally think of height and weight, but from birth to 5 years,
your child should reach milestones in how he or she plays,
learns, speaks and acts. A delay in any of these areas could
be a sign of a developmental problem.
v Learn the Signs. Act Early
v Assure the Best for your Baby's Physical Development
v Developmental Milestones 0-12 months
v Child Development Milestones birth-7 years
v Growth Milestones for Children
v Virtual Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development
v Healthy Minds: Nurturing Your Child's Healthy Development
v Milestone Guidelines for Premature Babies
When You Have a Question about Your Child's Development
Because all babies are different, they rarely do the same thing at exactly the
same age. As a result, it is not unusual for families to have questions or
concerns about their child's development. You may wonder:
Why isn't my son sitting up?
Why isn't my daughter crawling?
Why can't anyone understand what my son is saying?
Is my child's hearing/vision normal?
When should my baby begin eating solid food?
It's important to keep in mind that all children develop differently and at their
own pace. If you have concerns about your child's development, visit our
California Early Start webpage.
v First Signs - Early Identification & Intervention
v Reasons for Concern - your child may need special help
v Activities to Encourage --Speech & Language Development
v Finding Help for Young Children with Disabilities (Birth-5)
v Aggressive Behavior
v Behavior Communicates
v Building Belonging -Social Skill Development
v Social-Emotional Development in Young Children
v How Kids Develop
v Baby Builders
v First 5 San Diego
v Infant Development Association of California
v Early Childhood Mental Health
v Kids Together, Inc
v Growing Up Ready
In the Community:
Let's Play - volunteer grandmas and grandpas bring toys & books twice a
week to your home and provide play for your 1-4 year old. 858-637-3313.