From birth to 5 years, your child should reach milestones in how he plays, learns, speaks, acts and moves. Track your child’s development and act early if you have a concern.


This booklet is designed to help you as you live and work with children ages birth to five years. It recognizes and salutes your commitment to the care and nurture of young children. Grow to 5 embraces both the fundamental simplicity and the exquisite complexity inherent in the blossoming of a young life.


The Florida Directory of Early Childhood Services (Florida’s Central Directory) provides statewide information and referral services for families of children who have disabilities and special health care needs or who are at risk for developmental delays. The Central Directory operates a national toll-free number 1-800-654-4440, maintains a statewide database, advocacy, public awareness and education.