Child Development

Your child's growth is more than physical. Starting at birth, most children gain skills related to learning, talking, playing, behaving and managing their feelings. These skills tend to appear at certain ages and are called developmental milestones. Developmental milestones might include a first smile, first step and first word.

Learn more about expected milestones between 2 months and 5 years old:

Celebrate developmental milestones with your child. If you have a concern about your child's behavior or development, act early. Talk to your child's doctor. Ask about developmental screening today.

Additional resources for parents and caregivers to support your child's development

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