The website for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers information on developmental milestones for children from 2 months to 5 years. In addition to charts, videos and printable materials, the CDC provides links for training resources and people and places to contact for more information.
The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University provides information on the latest research on early child development. Parents and caregivers can find useful links to videos and white papers summarizing current findings reported in scientific journals as well as interest ion information on innovative initiatives promoting the healthy development of children.
Although the National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health at Georgetown University is aimed at medical professionals and policy makers concerned with maternal and child health outcomes, parents can access information on current research findings on their website as well. Of particular interest to parents is the information on sleep and the tools offered under the title “When to seek help and what to expect.”
The Parenting Science website contains a collection of articles on a host of topics related to child development and child rearing. From the author of the website, Dr. Gwen Dewar: “As a biological anthropologist and science writer, I created the Parenting Science website for parents who are interested in the big picture — child-rearing and child development considered from the perspectives of anthropology, evolution, psychology, and neuroscience.”
The PBS website has a convenient and easy to use child development tracker as well as relevant articles on child development and parenting tips.
Zero to Three is the organization of the National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families. The Zero to Three website provides an interactive brain map feature to help parents better understand the neurological development that occurs during the early childhood years. Parents can also access podcasts on various topics related to child development and parenting.