Child Development

  • ABC’s of Child Development provides milestones in four areas.
  • All About Young Children provides very specific developmental information by age and learning areas for children from birth through 5 years of age; information is provided in a variety of languages.
  • Babystep.tv offers parents tips through 1 minute videos about all matters for infants through 6 year-old preschoolers. Videos are provided in a variety of languages, including Spanish, Vietnamese, and Korean.
  • Brain Development is discussed by Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child and emphasizes the importance of early experiences.
  • ** Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide excellent developmental milestones by age for young children and suggestions to help your child’s development (for Spanish Speakers)
  • Conditions of Children Report (Annual Report) provides comprehensive picture of children in Orange County.
  • ** First 5 California, created by voters in 1998, created a state-wide commission to support programs for children, ages 0-5; Children and Families Commission of Orange County is the local First 5 resource.
  • ** Help Me Grow – Orange County connects children and families to developmental services to enhance the development of children birth 0-6 years.
  • Make the Most of Playtime – created by Vanderbilt University, this document provides information on the development of play skills for infants and toddlers.
  • Pathways is an excellent source of baby’s milestones and how to encourage development.
  • Physical Developmental Delays: HealthyChildren.org provides an interactive tool which allows you to check if your child has a motor delay.
  • Reach Out and Read encourages parents to make reading with their children part of the daily routine. General tips, tips for selecting the best books, and milestones of early literacy development are provided.
  • Screen Time and Your Preschool-Aged Child provides research on the impact of screen usage on the various developmental realms by Christine Q. Ly, 2018.
  • Stay, Play Grow app is a one-stop source for info and inspirations to help you and your family make the most of your time together.
  • Vroom provides a free app to help parents integrate brain building activities into daily routines and individualizes suggestions to the child’s age. In English and Spanish.
  • ** Zero to Three is a national, nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote health and development of infants and toddlers; it offers videos organized by developmental concerns to support young children’s learning.