Developmental Milestones Matter!

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Download CDC’s new Milestone Tracker app for a fun and easy way to track and celebrate your child’s developmental milestones! Now available in English and Spanish.

Skills, such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye-bye,” are called developmental milestones. From birth to 5 years, your child should reach milestones in how he or she plays, learns, speaks, acts and moves.

Parents and caregivers can use CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” tools to track developmental milestones from as early as 2 months to help better understand children’s abilities and stay in tune with their developmental health.

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CDC’s Milestone Tracker App

Track your child’s milestones with CDC’s FREE Milestone Tracker mobile app, now available for iOSExternal and AndroidExternal in both English and Spanish. Interactive checklists with photos and videos of developmental milestones help you know what to look for in your child. Use the app to complete a checklist for your child’s age, share a summary with your child’s healthcare provider, and get tips for encouraging your child’s development. The app has many easy-to-use features, including

  • 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.

…all available in English and Spanish!

Download CDC’s Milestone Tracker App from the App StoreExternal or Google PlayExternal today!

Print or Order Free Resources

CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” program offers many free, parent-friendly tools to help track milestones from age 2 months to 5 years!

Visit “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” to learn more and view other free materials.

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Talk with your child’s doctor at every visit about the milestones your child has reached and what to expect next.

Missing Milestones? Time to Act Early

Making sure all children have the help and support they need to overcome challenges, find their strengths, and reach their full potential starts early. You know your child best. If your child is missing milestones for his or her age or you have concerns about your child’s development,

If you or the doctor is still concerned,

  • 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.

Don’t wait. Acting early can make a real difference!

Page last reviewed: October 22, 2018