Child development is the growth of a child from birth till end of the adolescence. These growth can be physical, mental, emotional, cognitive etc. It is the gradual development of a child from dependency to autonomy. Child development has various stages : newborn (ages 0–4 weeks); infant (ages 4 weeks – 1 year); toddler (ages 1–3 years); preschooler (ages 4–6 years); school-aged (ages 6–11 years); adolescent (ages 12–19). It is one of the utmost responsibility of parents to oversee a healthy development in their child. In the different stages of child development, the role of parents is vital. They have to mould their attitude according to the child’s age and needs. Every child grows in a unique way. Every other child displays a different character and does things differently. They may have health concerns, safety issues, nutrition, self-esteem, education, and socialization. Permissive parenting style is suitable to raise a child in a good way. Another influential factor in a child’s development is the quality of their care. Child care programs present a critical opportunity for the promotion of child development.
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