Texas Tech University

Child Development Research Center

Human Development and Family Studies

  • The National Association for the Education of Young Children
    Frequently updated postings and tip sheets about learning and development, currently including Magazines for Young Children; Transitioning to Kindergarten; Coping with Tragedies. Sign up for a family e-newsletter, if you wish.
  • CDC Development Milestones
    Powered by the Centers for Disease Control, 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
  • Healthy Children
    This site is powered by information regarding healthy development by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its member pediatricians dedicate their efforts and resources to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
  • Just in Time Parenting
    Just in Time Parenting is a free parenting newsletter that is delivered by email and specific to a child's age and needs. They are designed so that information that's relevant to your family is automatically delivered to you just in time!
  • Zero to Three
    The Behavior and Development section of Zero to Three's website contains research-based, parent-friendly information about all domains of early development as well as a Q and A feature and their "Little Kids, Big Questions" podcast series, featuring interviews with experts about issues facing parents of young children. Much of the information applies to children beyond age three.
  • My Child Without Limits
    Are you worried that your child isn't developing like other children? Has your child been diagnosed with a developmental delay or disability? You are not alone. We are here to help you find answers to your questions. Other parents and therapists are here with you.
  • Parenting 24/7
    Parenting 24/7 is a "one-stop" source of news, information, and advice on parenting and family life from University of Illinois Extension. Designed for parents and grandparents of children from birth through the teens, it provides feature articles with research-based information, video clips of parents and experts, breaking news and commentary, newsletters, and recommendations to the best parenting resources on the web.
  • Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
    Brief articles focus on handling common dilemmas at different stages of early social and emotional development, including engaging cooperation, responding to biting, and building self-control and persistence. The Teacher Resource link includes lists of children's books that address social and emotional development themes.
  • First 3 Years
    We are the only statewide organization in Texas focused on optimizing social and emotional health and development of children zero to three years of age. Annually, we impact more than 100,000 children through training, advocacy, and mentoring. Research on early brain development demonstrates that the most important pathways to lifelong behavioral competence, positive social relationships, and good mental health are formed during the first three years of life. Site includes tip sheets and other information on healthy development.
  • Child Development Research Center

    • Address

      15th Street and Akron, Box 41230, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 79409-1230
    • Phone

      806.742.3016
    • Email

      cdrc@ttu.edu