“Learn the Signs. Act Early.”
Families: During COVID-19 you can still schedule appointments for well-child visits, developmental screening, and immunizations. Continue to monitor your child's development between visits.
From birth to 5 years, your child should reach milestones in how he plays, learns, speaks, acts and moves. Track your child’s development and act early if you have a concern.
Milestones for children 2 months – 5 years of age
What to do if concerned about your child’s development
Track your child’s developmental milestones
Free tools to support developmental surveillance
Free tools to track milestones and engage families
Print or order free materials
Free tools to help WIC staff support child development
Free tools to track child development
Training for early care and education providers
Overview of the program, research, and evaluation
From birth to 5 years, your child should reach milestones in how he or she plays, learns, speaks, acts and moves. Learn more about CDC’s free tools to help you track and celebrate your child’s milestones!
Act Early Ambassadors work to integrate LTSAE across the country.
A federal effort to encourage healthy child development.
Here you’ll find the agency to contact in your state if you have a concern about your young child’s development.
See how others help their communities "Learn the Signs." and "Act Early."