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The early years of a child's life are very important for his or her health and development. Parents, health professionals, educators, and others can work together as partners to help children grow up to reach their full potential.

Child Development Topics

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Healthy development, milestones, and screening.

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What it is, why it’s important, and resources.

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Data and statistics highlights.

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Print or order free materials.

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For children birth to 17 years of age.

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Conditions that affect children.

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What we’ve learned, Legacy for Children™ study.

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Videos, podcasts, and widgets.

Developmental Milestones

Amazing Me Book

Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, behave, and move (for example, crawling and walking). Check out milestones by age:

Birth through 5 years of age

Birth to 19 years of age




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