Take a look at the following pages for information on children's growth & development.  You will get ideas for activities you can do with the children in your care at various ages and stages. Sources: Iowa State University Extension and Texas Child Care.   (Get Adobe Acrobat Reader.)


Ages & Stages:

1 to 12 months
12 to 18 months
18 to 24 months
2 years old
3 years old
4 years old
5 years old
6 to 8 years old

Better Kid Care Tips:
Outdoor Spaces

Back to Basics:

How it feels to be a Baby
How it feels to be a Toddler
How it feels to be a Preschooler
How it feels to be a School-age child
Physical Development
Social Development
Cognitive Development
Emotional Development
Language Development
Child Guidance: Infants
Child Guidance: Toddlers
Child Guidance: Preschoolers
Child Guidance: School Age
Science & Discovery
Music & Creative Movement
Physical Impairment
Hearing Loss
Language Delays & Impairments

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When summer arrives, many parents begin looking for child care. We are a state-funded agency that is available to help you find child care in your community.  We have good documentation on the dangers to children and the cost to communities when children are left home alone. We have also compiled information of summer activities for children, for ten Southern Utah counties.  (We can not guarantee quality or recommend programs.  This is merely a list of available programs.  We would encourage parents to carefully check out any program before enrolling their child.)

Listed below are the counties in Utah that we serve.


Services for other Utah counties

100 Things to Do in the Summertime

Summer Safety Tips


Care About Childcare @ Five County- Lending Library
Our library contains bags packed with children's books. Check out a book bag from one of our offices or at the next training class.

KBYU - Ready to Learn
Caregivers can find out how to extend a child's learning and how television can lead to good books.

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Pre-Kindergarten Guidelines   (Get Adobe Acrobat Reader.)
These guidelines have been written for the purpose of assuring that children enrolled in preschool and child care programs throughout the state unite their efforts in achieving common objectives.

Ready! Set! School!
This website is a tool for parents to help their children develop skills and get ready for Kindergarten.

Redleaf Press
Redleaf Press contains several resources for early childhood professionals and children.

This website includes games for children, advice for parents, tools for teachers, and many other things.

Children's Defense Fund Action Council
The council's mission is to Leave No Child Behind and to ensure every child a successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.

Utah Children
Utah Children focuses on bringing the power of the community together to identify and resolve the tough problems facing children and families. Find out how you can help.


CAC@Five County is an agency of Five County Association of Governments. Funding comes from DWS, Office of Work & Family Life.