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What Do You Need to Know to Help Your Child Grow?

Do you have a question about your child’s behavior or development? Are you looking for age-appropriate activities for your child? Do you need help understanding how to access services in San Mateo County?

Help Me Grow San Mateo County provides information and resources for you and your family.

Your Child’s Developmental Milestones

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.

Developmental Screening is Simple

Screening offers parents a more detailed look at development by asking more specific questions. It is a great way to identify your child’s strengths and learn more about child development. It can also highlight any areas where your child may need more practice or support.

For more information on screening tools, please see FAQ.

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:

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