HIPPY Child Development

Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs there is because just when you think you've gotten your child all figured out, they enter a new phase of development and start acting entirely different. Thus, it is always good to have an understanding of what is more or less normal at each stage and what signs you should be looking for if your child does not seem to be progressing in certain areas.

Remember: All children develop at different paces and the benchmarks found in the resources below are mere guidelines for the development of your particular child.

PBS: ABC’s of Child Development
This site provides information regarding milestones for children from birth-5 years old in the areas of physical development, social and emotional development, thinking skills, and communication skills.

Washington State Early Learning and Development Guidelines
This document explains why early learning and development matters as well as provides guidelines for children at each stage of development from birth-8 years old. These guidelines also provide ideas for parents to try with their children regarding each milestone listed.

CDC: Developmental Milestones
Click on the age of your child to see the milestones listed and the warning signs of a possible delay when it is recommended to talk to your child's doctor. All documents are available in English and Spanish when you click on "Download the milestone checklists".