INFORMATION FOR FAMILIES

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If you are concerned about your child’s development, you can access some helpful resources to see what children should be doing at various ages during normal development.  Some helpful resources are:

This website provides information and resources on developmental milestones, developmental monitoring, and acting early on concerns.

  • North Carolina Foundations for Early Learning and Development
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This document provides in-depth explanation of child development from birth through 60 months of age and is considered to be NC’s early learning standards.

This website contains information and resources on child development and developmental and behavioral screening.

This webpage includes information on developmental monitoring and screening.

Each local school system has an Exceptional Children’s Program that is responsible for conducting screening and evaluations for children starting at age 3.  If you are concerned about your child’s development, including speech, please contact your local Exceptional Children’s Coordinator to gain assistance.  The name and contact information for each local Exceptional Children’s Coordinator can be found here.

For more information about the referral process, please read: 
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If your child is currently receiving services through the NC Infant-Toddler Program and will turn three in the near future, you may want to access these resources at the following website: