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Birth to Age 5
Early Childhood - Ages Birth to 5
Birth to Age 5

From the first day of life to the first day of kindergarten, children grow faster than any other time in their lives. The first five years of life literally shape how the brain gets built, laying the foundation for a lifetime of learning. Parents are their children’s first and most important teachers.

Behavior and Discipline

Child Care

Developmental Stages

  • Bright Futures  - Source for up-to-date children’s health information. View videos and text about children’s health topics or explore what happens during a child’s health care visit to a medical professional.
  • Child Development Institute - Find out about the ages and stages of your child’s development.
  • PBS Parents - What are the milestones for your child’s first five years?

Find out about the ages and stages of your child’s development.

Early Education and Learning

  • Born Learning - Help shape your child’s world.
  • PBS Parents - You are your child’s first and most important teacher.
  • Zero to Three - Because early experiences matter.

Health, Nutrition and Safety

  • Bright Futures  - Source for up-to-date children’s health information. View videos and text about children’s health topics or explore what happens during a child’s health care visit to a medical professional.
  • Healthy Children - Answers to many health questions that new parents have.
  • Kids Health - What you need to know about raising a healthy family.

Parenting

Social and Emotional Development

  • Bright Futures  - Source for up-to-date children’s health information. View videos and text about children’s health topics or explore what happens during a child’s health care visit to a medical professional.
  • Zero to Three - Because early experiences matter.

Additional Resources