Child Development Resources

Below are links to child development resources, both from within the department and from external sources.

Child Development Division Publications

Publications that can help you will help you follow your child's development (from birth to age five) so you can identify and address any issues early on.

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Resources to help you understand children's developmental stages.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Information about healthy development,  developmental milestones, developmental monitoring and screening, and more.

Help Me Grow VT

Prenatal parents and caregivers of young children through age eight can dial 2-1-1 ext. 6 to speak with trained child development specialists who can answer questions about children’s behavior and development and connect families to local resources and services. Specialists are available from 9 AM to 6 PM Monday – Friday. Services are confidential. Caregivers can also visit  to learn more about child development, discover developmental tips, and watch videos demonstrating children’s developmental milestones (click a button to choose your child’s age).