iStock_father and sonThe work of Dr. Arnold Gesell has been supporting families for over a century. Gesell Institute’s books and materials continue to be very popular resources for new and seasoned parents, grandparents, and other caregivers. We work to provide helpful information and guidance as parents and guardians become advocates for their children.

Gesell Institute of Child Development also provides and promotes additional parental education and involvement through the workshops, seminars, parent meetings, webinars, community outreach programs and the Community Early Childhood LEADership E-Kit we offer.

Gesell assessments have been used as a standard of measure of child growth and development for over 85 years. The Gesell Developmental Observation-Revised (GDO-R) and Gesell Early Screener (GES) will help examiners discover the developmental age of your child by observing  his/her growth, academic achievement and social and emotional development. Our instrument incorporates valuable information from our Parent/Guardian Questionnaires (PQ) to fully understand a child’s behavior in multiple environments.

Important Questions Parents Ask

Why does my child do that?

How do I know my child is ready for Kindergarten?

How do I support my child in school?

How do I select a good early childhood program for my child?

Why can’t my child just sit still?

When do children learn to listen?

How do I raise a happy child?