Developmental Milestones Matter!
CDC’s NEW Milestone Tracker App
- Illustrated milestone checklists for 2 months through 5 years of age;
- Summary of your child’s milestones to share;
- Activities to help your child’s development;
- Tips for what to do if you become concerned; and
- Reminders for appointments and developmental screening.
Print or Order Free Resources
- Milestone Checklists – Regularly complete a milestone checklist for your child’s age to track and celebrate the milestones that he or she is reaching. Print a checklist today![3.96 MB]
- Milestone Moments Booklet[5.09 MB] – This booklet helps parents keep track of their child’s development from 2 months to 5 years of age. Helpful tips and activities to help parents support their child’s development are also included. Order one as part of a free Parent Kit today!
- Milestones in Action – This image library features photo and video examples of children reaching developmental milestones from 2 months to 5 years of age. Use it to help you know what developmental milestones your child should be reaching.
- Amazing Me: It’s Busy Being 3![28.7] – Parents, this book for children ages 2-4 years tells the story of an amazing 3-year-old kangaroo, and also shows you what milestones to look for as your child grows and develops. Order a free copy of Amazing Me today!
Missing Milestones? Time to Act Early
- Talk with your child’s doctor (find tips for this conversation here[214 KB]);
- Share your concerns (use a milestone checklist to point out areas of concern); and
- Ask about developmental screening.
- Ask the doctor for a referral to a specialist; and
- Call for a free evaluation to find out if your child can get services to help.
- If your child is under 3 years old, call your local early intervention program.
- If your child is 3 years old or older, call any local public elementary school.