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Developmental Assets for Kids
from Birth to Age 18

How do you help children succeed? Groundbreaking research from Minneapolis-based Search Institute reveals that kids need Developmental Assets® to succeed. Developmental Assets are specific building blocks of healthy development. Researchers have found that children and teenagers who have more Developmental Assets in their lives are:

Jolene Roehlkepartain believes strongly in the power of Developmental Assets and how they can transform children, teenagers, families, schools, organizations, businesses, and communities for the better.

Download these free lists of Developmental Assets that are highlighted in Jolene Roehlkepartain's best-selling books Parenting Preschoolers with a Purpose, What Young Children Need to Succeed, Raising Healthy Children Day by Day, and A Leader’s Guide to What Young Children Need to Succeed:

The 40 Developmental Assets for Infants (Birth to 12 months)
In English (PDF 80kb)
In Spanish (PDF 425kb)

The 40 Developmental Assets for Toddlers (13 to 35 months)
In English (PDF 80kb)
In Spanish (PDF 426kb)

The 40 Developmental Assets for Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
In English (PDF 65kb)
In Spanish (PDF 69kb)
25 Ways to Build Assets in Preschoolers handout (732 kb)
First Steps for Preschoolers handout (524 kb)

The 40 Developmental Assets for Elementary-Age Children (6 to 11 years)
In English (PDF 110kb)
In Spanish (PDF 426kb)

The 40 Developmental Assets for Teenagers (12 to 18 Years)
In English (PDF 77kb)
In Spanish (PDF 409kb)