Child Development

Emotions and Behavior
Provides resources for understanding your child's behavior, feelings and emotions. Some topics covered include: bullying, helping a child through death & divorce, separation anxiety and sportsmanship.  

Early ACCESS Iowa
The purpose of Early ACCESS Iowa is to assist families in connecting with Early ACCESS and community-based services that address specialized child and family needs through a user friendly system, which includes the following toll-free number: 1-888-IAKIDS1 or 1-888-4254371.

COMPASS
Iowa COMPASS is a free, statewide information and referral service for people with disabilities, their families, service providers and other members of the community.

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Offers a list of developmental milestones in how children play, learn, speak and act.

Learning Disabilities Association of America
Provides information on understanding learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

Healthy Minds-Nurturing Your Child’s Development
Provides information that summarizes key findings and suggests how you might be able to use these findings to nurture your own child’s healthy development.

CDC Child Development Parenting Tips
Offers positive parenting tips and strategies in relation to developmental milestones.