Babies and toddlers grow and develop very rapidly in the early years of life. The changes babies and toddlers go through as they grow are made up of different skills like walking and talking. These skills, or developmental milestones, usually happen by certain ages. Parents and family members help their children learn these skills through playing with them and through daily activities. Because parents spend so much time with their children, they often are the first to identify a concern about development.If there are concerns or questions about how a child is growing or learning, consult with the child’s doctor or call the DARS Inquiries Line at 1-800-628-5115 for more information or for referral to an ECI program in your area. ECI professionals are experts in child development. ECI supports families and helps them meet their children’s needs. The earlier children with developmental delays or special needs receive help, the better.
For more information, visit our local ECI Website at www.elpasoeci.org.