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
- Parent Toolkit — track your child’s progress from PreKindergarten through high school
- Pathways.org — 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
- Texas Health Steps Medical Checkups – My Children’s Medicaid — wellness program for children, teens and young adults age 20 and younger. Texas Health Steps helps remind you to make sure your children get their medical and dental checkups. As long as your children have Medicaid, they have Texas Health Steps.
- Texas Education Agency (TEA) Services for Children Ages 3–5 Years — eligible children with disabilities ages 3-5 may receive special education and related services provided by the school district
- Understanding Child Development and Developmental Screening — resources (including videos) for parents highlighting developmental milestones, developmental screening, and Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) services available to families of young children