You are your child’s most important teacher.
What can we help you learn?
Complete a developmental screening to uncover your child’s individual needs.
Screening is a fun way to get to know your child.
Check out this milestone tracker to see what to expect as your child grows.
Learn more about communication, social skills and other areas of developmental milestones.
Join a virtual parent or parent-child group in San Mateo County.
Visit the First 5 CA website for fun ideas of how to play with your child.
Your Child’s Development
The way your child plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves offers important clues about their development. Developmental milestones are behaviors or physical skills seen in infants and children as they grow and develop. The milestones are different for each age range.
You are your child’s first and most important teacher. Observing how your child behaves and grows over time will help you nurture and encourage their healthy development.
Pediatricians also recommend that parents complete developmental screening tools for their children at certain ages to understand their child’s development and milestones as they grow.
Other Ways to Help Your Child’s Development
Talk, Read and Sing with your child to keep them engaged and encourage healthy development. Find fun activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers here.
Continue to track your child’s milestones from age 2 months to 5 years using our website, or with CDC’s easy-to-use mobile app. Download the app here.
Need resources, services, or answers to parenting questions? Contact Help Me Grow!