Your Child

Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving "bye bye" are called Developmental Milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, behave, and move (crawling, walking, etc.). As a parent, you know your child best. If you think there could be a problem with the way your child plays, learns, speaks, or acts, talk to your child’s doctor and share your concerns.

You can also request a Developmental Screening for your child.

Behavior/Social-Emotional Development

Toddler Behavior
Successful Discipline Strategies for Every Age
Ways to Reduce Challenging Behavior
Your Child's Emotions & Behaviors
Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)
Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI)

Fact Sheets

Fact sheets are in both English & Español
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Asperger Syndrome
Cerebral Palsy
Intellectual Disability
Vision Loss
Hearing Loss
Intellectual Disability
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Additional Resources for Parents

Parent Education and Advocacy Leadership Center (PEAL)
Parent To Parent of Pennsylvania

United Way LINC
Parents as Partners in Professional Development (P3D)

Parent Education Network (PEN)
Hispanos Unidos para Niños Excepcionales (HUNE)
Competence and Confidence Partners in Policymaking Early Intervention (C2P2EI)

Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 (IU 13)
Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL)
The Special Kids Network
Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)
Positive Parenting Tips
Safety in the Home & Community