Child Development refers to changes that occur between birth and adolescence, allowing them to do more complex things as they grow older. Development is different from growth which refers to getting bigger in size. If you have concerns about your child’s development, speak up! If you are not satisfied with the answers you receive from a professional, seek out additional opinions.
There are many Delaware agencies and organizations who can help if your child has a developmental delay. It is important to make connections as soon as possible so that your child can receive help at an early age.
211/Help Me Grow
early childhood information and referral through Delaware 211
Birth to Three: Child Development Watch
evaluation and services for children ages birth to 3 with developmental delay
free screening and evaluation program for children ages 3 – 6
Delaware Early Childhood Center (DECC)
early intervention, head start, home-visiting and childcare programs
Delaware Head Start
school readiness programs for low-income children ages birth to 5
Learn the Signs. Act Early.
checklists and information on developmental milestones
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
hospital for children offering inpatient and outpatient services
Parents as Teachers (PAT)
home visiting program for children ages birth to 3
Understanding Educational Eligibility & Medical Diagnosis of Autism
information about educational eligibility and medical diagnosis of autism