Parents & Families
Importance of Early Development
Moms & Dads. Brothers & Sisters. Grandparents. Aunts & Uncles.
You play a vital role in your child’s early development.
Did you know a child’s brain grows fastest in their first five years? What a great time to learn! And the best part is, you get to be their teacher! To help parents and other family members raise healthy and happy children, we’ve provided the following resources to offer encouragement and inspire confidence. You have what it takes to help your children thrive, and we have the tools.
How you can help your child THRIVE
4 ways you can make a difference
Easy, fun ways to help your child thrive.
What if there is a concern about your child’s development?
There are lots of great supports available.
As a parent, it’s natural to worry about your child’s development, but nearly 1 in 6 children experience delays regardless of what you do or don’t do. And even if delays are found, there are many opportunities to support your child’s development. Don’t hesitate to speak with your child’s health care provider, like their doctor or nurse practitioner, if you have questions or need guidance on what steps to take.
Here are some other child development organizations that can help check your child’s progress:
Watch these videos created to help your child thrive.
Help is just around the corner.
Use this map to find child development resources in your area.