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Tools for Tracking Milestones

CDCs Milestone Tracker App

CDC’s Milestone Tracker App

Children’s Books

Baby’s Busy Day

Baby’s Busy Day: Being One is So Much Fun! Order Online

Where is Bear?

Where is Bear?  A Terrific Tale for 2-Year-Olds Order Online

Tips for When There’s a Developmental Concern

How to help your child

How to Help Your Child  Tip Sheet

To see this information in English Pdf[597 KB, 1 Page, 508] or Spanish Pdf[650 KB, 1 Page, 508], read the tipsheet, How to get Help for Your Child. 

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“Concerned About Your Child’s Development?” in ASL

Promoting Developmental Monitoring

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Growth Charts

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Milestones Matter Posters

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Web Buttons

  • Post a web button to link Learn the Signs. Act Early. to your website, blog, or social networking site (e.g. Facebook page).
These videos from “Learn the Signs. Act Early.”


Engaging Families in Monitoring

Milestone checklist program for WIC

WIC Developmental Milestone Checklist Program Implementation Guide

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Narrated PowerPoint Presentations

Tips for talking to parents

Tips for Talking with Parents about Developmental Concerns

Tips for talking to parents

AAP’s Family Friendly Referral Guide

  • This free, printable handout is available in English Pdf[629 KB, 2 Pages. 508] and Spanish Pdf[630 KB, 2 Pages, 508] to use with families and/or caregivers to support them in taking the next steps when developmental referrals are needed. Providers can fill in the types of referrals being made and let families know how to communicate any barriers they may be experiencing in the referral process.

Tools to Support Monitoring and Screening

Developmental Monitoring and Screening Fact Sheet

Developmental Monitoring and Screening Fact Sheet

Birth to 5: WATCH ME THRIVE!

Developmental Screening Passport
This resource from Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive!External can be used to track a child’s developmental screening history and share results with providers.

Training Resources

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Watch Me! Celebrating Milestones and Sharing Concerns
An online training for early care and education providers. FREE Continuing Education is available.

Customization, Translations, and Ordering Online


You can add your organization’s contact information to any of these materials by following these simple steps. Note: This requires the use of Adobe program InDesign.

  1. Email us at to let us know you would like to customize the materials and how you will be using them.
  2. Access our site to download and edit the customizable files.
  3. Print your own customized materials and distribute.

Note: Customized materials may not include the CDC or HHS logos.

Samples of customized materials

Milestones Brochure Pdf[2 MB, 2 Page, 508]

Milestone Moments Booklet Pdf[645 KB, 1 Page, 508]


CDC offers most materials in Spanish, and many materials in Simplified Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese (as indicated above). Some non-CDC partners have translated materials into other languages including Russian, Turkish, French, Indonesian, Bengali, Urdu, and Portuguese. To access these additional translations, please email

To translate “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” materials, please email us at with the following information:

  1. The language you will use.
  2. The product(s) you will translate.
  3. Whether you need editable “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” files.
  4. Whether you will make the translated materials available online.

Please note:

  1. Your translated materials must reference the original “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” materials (e.g. “Content provided (in English) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Learn the Signs. Act Early. program; Translation of that content provided by [your organization].”).
  2. Your translated materials must not include the CDC or HHS logos.
  3. Please send your final translation (file or link) to

Ordering Online

Limited quantities of Learn the Signs. Act Early. materials are available for order and shipment at no cost through our online ordering site. While we no longer process order requests that are higher than the listed limits, we recommend either downloading and printing the materials yourselves or reaching out to your state’s Act Early Ambassador who may have customized materials available for you. If you have additional questions about your order, please email .