Developmental Screenings

One way to track how your child's brain is developing is to make sure you get routine screenings with your pediatrician. Learn more about these screenings in this video from our partners at the First 5 Association.

Brain-Building Basics

Science made simple! Remember these 5 steps to help build your child's brain.

Experiences Build Brain Architecture

Healthy development in the early years provides the building blocks for a successful future.

Nurturing Your Baby's Brain

Science and brain scans show that the first 3 years of life are critical for a child's brain development, which starts right at birth. Learn how to help your baby reach his or her potential!

Water and Milk Are the Best Drinks for Kids

First 5 California encourages families to make healthy choices like offering water and milk to your child instead of sugary beverages like soda, fruit juices, and sports drinks.

Keeping Kids Physically Active Can Be Simple and Fun

Simple activities like building a fort with your baby can help develop motor skills, muscle strength, social and emotional growth, and more.

First 5 California Offers tips for Raising A Reader

First 5 California encourages parents to read to their child everyday from infancy to help build strong literacy skills.

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