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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 [597 KB, 1 Page, 508] or Spanish [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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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

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Developmental Monitoring: Getting the Conversation Started

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Tips for Talking with Parents about Child Development

Milestone checklist program for WIC

WIC Developmental Milestone Checklist Program Implementation Guide

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Healthcare Providers:

Parents of Young Children:

Tips for talking to parents

AAP’s Family Friendly Referral Guide

  • This free, printable handout is available in English [629 KB, 2 Pages. 508] and Spanish [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! 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


If you are interested in adding your organization’s contact information or logo to “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” materials, please follow the below steps:

  1. Email us at to let us know what materials you would like to customize and how you plan to use the materials.
  2. Access will then be given to our account where you can download and edit the customizable files. (Note: Customization of most of the materials requires the use of the Adobe InDesign program).
  3. Print your own customized materials and distribute.

Please Note:

  1. Customized materials may not include the CDC or HHS logos (to make this a little easier, the customizable files that we provide access to already have the CDC/HHS logo removed from them).
  2. Do not edit the milestones or other content within the materials.

Samples of customized materials:

Milestones Brochure [2 MB, 2 Page, 508]

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


CDC offers most materials in Spanish, and some materials in other languages, such as Simplified Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese. All translated materials that have been certified by CDC are included above on this webpage. 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. How you plan to distribute the materials (e.g., 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 this 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 before distributing the materials.

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