Developmentally Appropriate Activities

National Association for the Education of Young Children
Provides information on a wide range of topics including: quality child care programs, preschool, school for your child and activities you can do at home to encourage your child's development.

March of Dimes Developmental Milestones
Offers a set of guidelines for what to expect regarding developmental milestones and the growing child, as well as an “ask the expert” service available to answer child health related questions.

Bright Futures
Provides tools and resources such as family tip sheets on common early childhood issues including: sleeping, quality child care, behavior, crying and preparing for school.

Early Periodic, Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment
On this site, you will find useful information screening guidelines and tools to promote healthy physical, mental, social, and emotional development, so that all children in Iowa are able to reach their full potential. Topics for screenings include: nutrition, mental health & development, oral health, immunizations, lead testing, hearing and vision testing, and a health physical.

Growth and Development
Provides information on how to understand and deal with your child's changing body and mind from infancy through the teen years. Topics include: sleep, senses, movement, medical care, learning & play, growth, feeding & eating and growing up.

First Signs
Provides a wealth of resources, covering a range of issues: from healthy development, to concerns about a child; from the screening and referral process, to treatments for autism and other disorders.

American Academy of Pediatrics
Offers a wide range of information and resources on child health topics including: ADHD, autism, breastfeeding, car safety seats, developmental stages, immunizations and obesity.

Child Health Specialty Clinics
The Child Health Specialty Clinics works to improve the health, development and well-being of children and youth with special health care needs. Some of their services include: coordination of care for families, family support, continuity of care, autism program and child health.  The site will provide a listing of the regional CHSC and the parent consultants at each regional center. 

Healthy Families Line
This is a toll free line that provides information to parents on topics including: immunizations for children, prenatal/maternal health, infant/child health, domestic abuse, adolescent health, pregnancy, birth control, sexually transmitted diseases, child care and much more.  

Local Maternal Health Agencies
The agencies provide prenatal and postpartum care to Medicaid eligible and other low-income women.

Local Child Health Agencies
The child health agencies provide child health services in 99 counties for children and youth ages 0 to 21.