Information for Parents of Toddlers (1 - 3 Years)

  • Information For Parents Of Toddlers (1 - 3 Years)

    When your baby becomes a toddler, movement, language and learning start to happen faster. Their new mobility means time to toddler proof your home. This is also a key time of development for your toddler and a time of learning for parents.


  • toddler boy and girl playingWhat you will find for families with toddlers

    In this section, you will find information and resources to help you understand what your toddler is going through at each stage of development. You’ll also find answers to many of your questions with tips, resources and more for the next few years.


Child Care

  • provider and four children talking at table in child care settingChild Care

    As they move into a more active and social life, finding quality child care you can trust is very important. What will give your child a good learning program to prepare for preschool? How will they help your child’s socialization skills? Great Start to Quality helps you find qualified, licensed child care options in your area.  Once you choose a child care provider, there will be many positive experiences. You may also have some concerns. Our Concerns in Child Care page has resources for those special situations.

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Toddler Development & Milestones

  • toddler drawing on paperMilestone Checklists

    Toddlers enter whole new stages of their lives during this time. Each period comes with its own development phases and milestone. Find checklists and information for what you can expect your child’s development milestones to be by 18 months, 2 years, and 3 years.

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Toddler Social & Emotional Development

  • two toddler girls playingTODDLER SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    Just as important as the physical milestones, your toddler goes through a lot of social and emotional milestones as they begin to explore the world around them. Learning to interact with others, to deal with emotions, to express feelings, to become more independent – these are all social and emotional developments.  Learn some of the things you can do with your toddler to help them develop good social and emotional skills.

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Toddler Physical Health & Safety

  • baby looking over safety railTODDLER PHYSICAL HEALTH & SAFETY

    As your toddler starts moving around more, they need you to keep a closer eye on them to keep them out of dangerous situations. Many things around your home need to be put up or locked away for your toddler’s health and safety. We have tips and resources to give you everything you need to keep them safe and healthy – in the home, in the car, near water and more. 

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Parenting Tips

  • family playing with cup phonesParenting Tips

    Helpful tips, resources and ideas for parents with toddlers. Whether this is your first child or you have been through this before, there are always new things to learn. We put together a list of helpful tips for parents.

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Program for Toddlers

  • four babies playing with toys togetherPROGRAM FOR TODDLERS

    There are a number of State and Federal programs designed to help families with toddlers – from finding child care to extra help with developmental delays.

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Contact Us

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    The Michigan Department of Education offers more help to find resources to meet your needs.

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