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Child Development

We provide the following information on child development to help you learn about the phases of development that children normally go through so that you can prepare yourself and your child and plan for the future.

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Illustrated Pregnancy Calendar

A pregnancy calendar is a detailed guide to changes taking place in your body and in your baby’s body. In this illustrated pregnancy calendar you can see week-by-week developments of your baby's development as well as an explanation of the changes taking place in your body.

Infant Development Age 0 to 3-4 Years

The links provided below will give you information about child development in the first 3-4 years with an emphasis on cognitive (brain) development.

Infant Development Age 0 to 3 Years

The Baby Center

This Baby Center link is another website that shows a baby's development from conception to 3 years of age.  It also provides baby care advice from experts and other parents.

American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics is a professional association of doctors who specialize in child care. This website can help you with child health information of children from birth through age 21.  It includes a wide range of health topics.

Additional Help

For additional information about your child's development, please visit the website 

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