Ages and Stages in Children’s Health

Articles, resources, and organization to help families during the various stages of a child’s life.



Genetic Testing: Parents Face Many Choices

Things I Wish I Knew on Folic Acid


Care Net of Puget Sound  Help for individuals seeking support during pregnancy

Healthy Children  Information and resources to help you prepare for the baby and life as a parent

Mother to Baby  Evidence-based information for mothers about medications and other potentially dangerous exposures to mother and child during pregnancy

Pregnancy Aid  Free, confidential aid for women and families

Birth to 3


CDC Milestone Tracker Chart

CDC Milestone Tracker App

When Parents Should Be Concerned About Their Child’s Behavior


A Step Ahead  A home-based therapy and educational services, including speech, physical and occupational therapies and special education

Birth to Three Developmental Center  Birth to Three Developmental Center is a private non-profit child development program. We work with children from birth to age three and their families

Early Childhood Transition Guidebook (Spanish Version Available Here)  What You Need to Know Before Your Child’s Third Birthday

Healthcare Services and Supports  Find information about first steps, including Maternity Support Services (MMS), Infant Case Management (ICM), and Childbirth Education (CBE)

Healthy Children  A comprehensive website that walks you through all the milestones and skills your baby should be reaching by each age including: physical skills, social skill, and sensory milestones.

La Leche League  Help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

Preemie Care  Non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families of infants born preterm through education, support, and resources.

What is the Difference Between an IFSP and an IEP?  (Spanish Version Available Here)  Understanding the transition to an IEP once a child turns three

Zero to Three  Information on early childhood development and parenting advice

4 to 6 (Pre-School):

Healthy Children  The preschool page of Healthy Children walks you through the different milestones and skills your child should be reaching by this age; Physical skills, social skills, and cognitive thinking skills.

How to Prepare Your Child with Disabilities for Kindergarten: Tips for Parents (Spanish Version Available Here)  How to use the IEP Team to Plan for Success

Making the Move from Preschool to Kindergarten (Spanish Version Available Here)  A guide for parents of 4- and 5-year-old children who receive Preschool Special Education Services.

School Aged Youth:

Action Plan  A worksheet to complete with your high-schooler for determining what classes take and skills to work on.

Extracurricular Activities and Students with Disabilities (Spanish Version Available Here)  Information on how to incorporate sports and clubs into a child’s IEP

Helping Your Child Feel Connected to School  Ideas to ensure your child feels comfortable in school

Making the Move from Elementary to Middle or Junior High School  Transition Tips for Parents of Students with Disabilities

Monitoring Your Teen’s Activities  What parents and families should know about setting boundaries

Parent Help 123  Information on some important preparations when getting a child ready for school

PAVE  Articles and Parent to Parent help on raising a child with complex healthcare needs.

Skills for Independent Living: Is it “Public” or “Private?”  Ideas on teaching your teenager what information is to be shared and what is best kept private

Skills for Independent Living: Parents Help Build Social Skills  Seven tools for improving the social skills of teenagers with disabilities

Skills for Independent Living: Personal Care Skills  Conversations about self-care are critical to your youth’s health and safety – here are some suggestions

Talking with Your Teens about Sex  Advice about going beyond “The Talk”

Ten Tips That May Help Your Child’s Transition to Adulthood  As you and your youth plan for the future, consider these tips for a successful transition

Transition to Adulthood: Where Do We Start?  The transition your son or daughter will make from being a child to becoming an adult member of the community is an important journey, one that requires a plan to pave the way to a successful future

Transition to Adulthood: Who Plans and Why  The special education transition planning team develops the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for your child

The Transition to Independent Living: What Parents Can Do Now  Skills necessary to living independently and possible living situations for youth leaving home

What Is Self-Determination?  Information on self-determination for individuals with disabilities and their families.

What Youth Need to Know if They Are Questioned by Police  Tips for parents to prepare their youth with a disability