Child Development Guide: Ages and Stages

Understanding your child’s changing and emerging growth and development is an important part of parenting. As infants and children progress through a series of growth stages, they may encounter physical and emotional challenges, and some relatively common problems during these years.

Growth and development includes not only the physical changes that will occur from infancy to adolescence, but also some of the changes in emotions, personality, behavior, thinking and speech that children develop as they begin to understand and interact with the world around them.

Listed below is additional information regarding growth at different ages and stages of a child’s life.

We also provide handouts for the following developmental skills:

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