The Developmental Milestones were compiled from the following sources with permission:

  • Myers, Robert (Editor.) (December 27, 2004) Normal Stages of Human Development (Birth to Five Years), Child Development Institute [Online] Available: [2005, February 12].
  • Myers, Robert (Editor.) (December 27, 2004) Language Development Chart, Child Development Institute [Online] Available: [2005, February 12.]
  • Myers, Robert (Editor.) (December 27, 2004) General Developmental Sequence Toddler through Preschool, Child Development Institute [Online] Available: [2005, February 12.]
  • (Also Barbara J. Sturgis, LCSW, PhD and the Early Development Network)

Other Resources

  • National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities: Learn the signs, act early (from the Department of Health and Human Services Center for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • First is a non profit organization dedicated to improving the screening and referral process and to lower the age at which children are identified with autism or other developmental disorders.
  • is dedicated to providing accessible, high-quality information about how the brain works and how people learn.
  • Adoption and the Stages of Development(From US Dept. of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families: National Adoption Information Clearinghouse)
  • LDOnline was created by the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD,) a national committee of representatives of organization committed to the education and welfare of individuals with learning disabilities.

Several partners took a leadership role in the development of the Early Learning Guidelines. These partners were the Nebraska Department of Education Office of Early Childhood, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, the Nebraska Head Start Association, the Nebraska Head Start-State Collaboration Office and the Early Childhood Training Center. Additional guidance and expertise was provided by infant and toddler specialists from across the state. Several of the developmental guidelines also originated from First Connections with Families. First Connections with Families provides information about child development, reading to your child, and child health and safety.