Child development includes many domains such as: social and emotional, language and literacy, cognitive thinking, physical well-being, and approaches to learning. Providing meaningful experiences in each domain supports children's growth. Temperament, culture, heredity, and environment all combine to create the uniqueness of each child.
Click on the age of your child to get an overview of typical development.
Click on the graphic for more information
about the developmental domains.
- Minding Your Baby's Mind: Dr. John Medina Shares His Rules for Raising a Smart and Happy Child
- Center on the Developing Child (Harvard University)
- Patricia Kuhl: The linguistic genius of babies
- Brain Connection: The Brain and Learning
- Ready to Learn -- Early Childhood Development
- PBS The Whole Child
- Medline Plus Infant and Toddler Development page
- Leading to Reading
- Foundation for Child Development
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Series: Why We Should Stop Segregating Children by Age
Part I -- The Value of Play in the Zone of Proximal Development: Age segregation interferes with children's natural means of learning
Part II --The Unique Educative Qualities of Age-Mixed Play: Age-mixed play is more playful than same-age play
Part III -- Older Children Are Excellent Models, Helpers, and Teachers: Why age-mixing is crucial to children's self-education
- Colorado Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Fund Application
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- Parental Engagement in Children’s Developing Literacy
- Parent Engagement Among Immigrant Families
- Early Intervention Provider Database: A cross-sector strategy for serving Colorado’s children & families
- How Does Your Kindergarten Classroom Affect Your Earnings? Evidence from Project Star
- Developmental Screening and Assessment Instruments with an Emphasis on Social and Emotional Development
- Children's Brain Development Depends on Teaching Them Early
- 40 developmental assets for early childhood
- Everyday ways to support your baby's and toddler's early learning