The early childhood years are a crucial time when young children are building their thinking, language, motor, social, and emotional skills. Caring for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers can be challenging, because they are full of energy and change so quickly. UGA Extension hasresources to help parents and grandparents understand early childhood development.

Guide for New Parents

Becoming a parent can be stressful. The Guide for New Parents has practical tips and information to help new parents adjust to your responsibilities.

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Principles of Parenting

Learn how to build family strengths, enjoy each child as an individual, guide children's behavior, and more. 

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Better Brains for Babies

Want to learn more about how the brain develops, or find out how best to nurture your child's growing brain? Check out the early  brain development resources of Better Brains for Babies. 

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Just in Time Parenting

Finding reliable parenting information can be a challenge. Check out the Just in Time Parenting (JITP) eXtension Community of Practice, and sign upf for monthly “just in time” newsletters keyed to the age of your child. 

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Related Links

Children, Youth, and Families Education and Research Network

Learn the Signs. Act Early

NAEYC for Families

Parenting 24/7

Strengthening Families Georgia


Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families