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Child development

If you're like most of us, you could use some help knowing what's best for the children, teenagers, and young adults in your care. From knowing how much is enough to choosing a child care option that's right for you, we have information to help you make informed decisions.

How behavior changes, ages 5-6

Find out what to expect when your child transitions to elementary school.

Is my child ready to stay home alone?

Determine if your child is ready to stay home alone and get tips for how you can prepare your child for this responsibility.

Wonder Years

Wonder Years: The Science of Early Childhood is a Science Museum of Minnesota exhibition. CYFC informed development of the exhibition, and conducted research on how it communicates research information to policymakers.

Transgender toolkit

Use these videos, recent research articles, and links to community organizations to take your work to the next level.

Early childhood mental health toolkit

Explore resources for professionals working in the area of early childhood mental health.

Teen development

Learn about the biological and physical changes, social and emotional changes, teen brain development of teens and more.

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