Child Development Information

Early childhood development is important. Children start learning the day they are born with parents being their first and most influential teachers.

  • Act Early Texas!  — online screening tools to allow parents and early childhood professionals to conduct free development screenings on young children  
  • Ages and Stages — a low-cost, reliable tool for screening infants and young children for developmental delays during the crucial first 5 years of life
  • Bright Futures — prevention and health promotion for infants, children, adolescents, and their families
  • Child Development — information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Developmental Milestones  — checklists highlighting milestones for ages 2 months to 5 years old
  • How to Help Your Child — tips to follow if you are concerned about your child’s development
  • Parents as Teachers — provides information for the early years of child development
  • Parenting Guides — track your child’s progress from PreKindergarten through high school
  • — provides free tools to maximize all children’s motor, sensory, and communication development
  • Watch Me Thrive! — encourages healthy child development, universal developmental and behavioral screening for children, and support for the families and providers who care for them
  • Zero to Three — parenting resources

Developmental Screening