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 & Discipline

Child Care

Developmental Stages

  • PBS Parents - Learn the milestones of your child’s first five years

Early Education & 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 & Safety

Parenting

  • RVA Basics - Five fun, simple, and powerful ways that every family can give every child a great start in life
  • GrandFamilies Guide - Learn more about the basics of grandparents raising grandchildren
  • FAMRichmond - Children are a gift, but they don’t come with instructions
  • One Tough Job - Find information especially for dads

Social & Emotional Development

  • RVA Basics - Five fun, simple, and powerful ways that every family can give every child a great start in life
  • Zero to Three - Because early experiences matter

Additional Resources