Ohio's Infant and Toddler Guidelines will broaden our knowledge of how young children progress through three distinct ages of infancy and where they stand developmentally. This understanding will strengthen our ability to provide responsive, reciprocal and respectful care. The research is crystal clear, early experiences last a lifetime.
The guidelines will serve as a starting point for getting to know individual infants as well as an ongoing point of reference as each child grows and learns. The guidelines are designed to be utilized for three broad yet critically important constituencies: parents, providers and policy makers. The guidelines are not meant to be an exhaustive listing of developmental examples but rather a list of essentials, those developmental milestones that you may see.