February 10

Learn the Signs, Act Early

As a parent you give your children a good start in life—you nurture, protect and guide them. Parenting is a process that prepares your child for independence. As your child grows and develops, there are many things you can do to help your child. These links will help you learn more about your child’s development, positive parenting, safety, and health at each stage of your child’s life.

Positive Parenting Tips:

https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/childdevelopment/positiveparenting/index.html

Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye bye” are called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act, and move (crawling, walking, etc.).

As a caregiver for your child we are constantly observing these milestones and try to communicate any concern we may have.

CDC Milestones:

https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/milestones/index.html

 

As a parent, you know your child best. If your child is not meeting the milestones for his or her age, or if you think there could be a problem with the way your child plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves talk to your child’s doctor and share your concerns.

If You’re Concerned:

https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/concerned.html

 

Services for preschool children (ages 3 through 5) are provided free of charge through the public school system. These services are available through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Find Out More:

http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/preschoolers/