Serving Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa 

Parent Resources, Birth - 5

Current direction from the Florida Department of Education is that links may be live on a FDLRS website only if the item or site is a property of the State of Florida.  Thus, many of the items below are no longer hot-linked, but the links to the website resource have been provided for copying and pasting into a web browser.  

  • Child Find Brochure: This pamphlet describes the developmental milestones from birth to 5 years.
  • Early Steps: Early Steps serves Florida's infants and toddlers from birth to 36 months who have developmental delays or a condition that places them at risk for developmental delays.
  • First Steps: A Guide for Parents of Young Children with Developmental Disabilities is available in downloadable chapters, in English and Spanish.
  • This website is dedicated to the early identification and intervention of children with delays. The site lists developmental milestones through the age of three and posts red flags warnings which might indicate a delay or disorder. 
  • This website includes an interactive developmental timeline for children birth through five. A parent is able to explore the five areas of development: socio-emotional, cognitive, language, sensory and motor. It can also be navigated using age. A small library of one minute videos on child rearing is also available.
  • This site is written in Spanish and provides Spanish speaking families with information on a variety of topics.
  • This website is loaded with information for parents on typical and atypical development, brain growth and function, and child-rearing issues. It covers all areas of development and the index provided makes it user friendly.