About CDC’s Learn the Signs. Act Early. Program
Learn the Signs. Act Early. (LTSAE) is a program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that encourages parents of children ages birth to 5 years and providers who care for them to
- Learn the signs of healthy development (developmental milestones);
- Monitor every child’s early development; and
- Act early on possible developmental concerns: talk with the doctor and ask for developmental screening.
Note: The materials provided by LTSAE are parent education and engagement tools that support developmental monitoring and help staff decide when to refer a child to other professionals for screening; they are not a replacement for developmental screening.