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Getting ready for school… 5 years in advance

In early childhood, physical, cognitive, emotional and social development occur at a rate that far exceeds any other stage of human life.


Early childhood in America

“The Raising of America” is airing across the U.S. in an effort to spark a national discussion by exploring the history of policies that impact children’s earliest years.

Chronic illness and teenagers

For teens with a chronic illness or disability, adolescence is a combination of a special developmental period and a difficult set of challenges. Adolescence is a unique developmental time characterized by emerging independence, rapid cognitive and physical growth, and the development of an identity. Peer relationships develop a special significance during adolescence. Chronic illness and disability impose physical limitations, often require repeat medical visits, and can involve complex medical treatments.

For Health Professionals

Children’s Physician Access is available 24/7 with a representative on the line throughout the call to assist with referrals, consultations and admissions and to provide general information.

Locations and contact us

Visiting us? Get all the information you need to get to our locations and contact us.


What to expect

At Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, we realize that we are treating a child, not just a diagnosis. And we know that for kids, there is no such thing as a routine visit.

Meet the team

It may take a village to provide kids with the care they need to flourish, but that’s just fine with us. Our village includes some of the most experienced developmental specialists in Minnesota, such as:

Outcomes and Research

At Children's, we focus on research and innovations that make a difference at the bedside. From improving day-to-day quality of life for children and teens, to developing new pain management approaches and adopting cutting-edge technologies, our research is completely kid-and-family focused.

Conditions and Services

Most families come to developmental pediatrics at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota after being referred by their child’s primary physician for direction about a wide range of issues affecting children. We are the specialists who are trained to treat these conditions that can greatly impact a child’s life. Like pediatric detectives, we do everything we can to unravel clues about a child’s developmental, behavioral or learning challenges and help find solutions.