Understanding My Child's Development

Understanding Developmental Milestones

Developmental milestones are a set of skills or age-specific tasks that most children can do during a certain age range. Each child is unique and may reach milestones at a varying pace so it is important to learn about the different stages of development. Parents may want to consult the child’s doctor for any concerns.

When parents or caregivers along with early care and education professionals form partnerships, they can assist each other through this important journey of development by monitoring a child’s growth, celebrating accomplishments and planning together for next steps in the child’s future.