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Toddlers Don't Just Toddle 

Sensitive periods in early brain development

Sensitive periods are times of increased opportunity to positively affect development, and increased risk to hamper development. 

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Critical Years are birth to three: 

  • Most important period for human development  
  • Lay the foundation for all later development  
  • Impact lifelong learning, behaviour, health and well-being

Curious about your child's development?

Learn what you can expect at various ages & stages. You can complete a questionnaire that provides a look at your child’s expected milestones for his/her age. You can also stop by Parent Link and ask a resource worker for a questionnaire.

You can now complete an Ages & Stages Questionnaire or a Social-Emotional Questionnaire online.

Wondering what to expect at each age and stage?

Looking for ideas to try at home? 

Are you looking to read more about a parenting topic?

Strathcona County Library has booklists of terrific titles read and recommended by SCL staff. You can also find print copies in the Library.

Want to find out more?

  • Zero To Three Child Development - Includes tips and tools for parents of children 0-3 with questions on challenging behaviours, early development, health/nutrition, promoting social/emotional development, play, sleep, etc. 
  • Early Experiences - Offers parents strategies around getting school reading, activities to try at home, and information on early childhood development.
  • Triple P Tip Sheets - Get started right away by exploring helpful parenting tips!
Last updated: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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