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Information for Families with Children Birth to Five Years Old

1. What should I watch for as my child grows and develops?

Select the age range of your child:

2. If I have concerns about my child, whom should I contact?

  • For children birth to age 3, call Early ACCESS Iowa at 888-425-4371 or email
  • For children ages 3 to 5 years, call Iowa Compass at 800-778-2001

3. Click on the following topics for more information:

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder


Cerebral Palsy

Cognitive Development

Developmental Delays

Down Syndrome

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome


Maternal Depression

Not Using Drugs While Pregnant

Parent Support

First 2000 Days – There are 2,000 days between birth and the first day of kindergarten. The first 2,000 days of a child’s life have a profound and lifelong impact on physical and emotional well being, readiness to learn and succeed, and ability to become a productive citizen.


Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on May 15, 2022 at 11:36pm.