Every family looks forward to seeing a child’s first smile, first step, and first words. Regular screenings help raise awareness of a child’s development, making it easier to celebrate milestones and identify possible development concerns as early as possible. With early and regular screening, you can make sure that your children get the support they need to succeed in school and thrive alongside their peers.
Use the Developmental Screening Passport (PDF) to track your child’s screening history and results. Download a printable version (PDF) to share this information with your child’s doctor and other providers who might be screening your child.
By tracking your young child’s developmental milestones, you can know a lot more about how your child is learning and growing. CDC’s "Learn the Signs. Act Early Visit disclaimer page " program offers free milestone checklists and other resources to help you track your child’s development and take action if you ever have a concern.
- See milestones Visit disclaimer page that children should reach from 2 months to 5 years of age, plus interactive tools to help keep track of the milestones.
- Get tips on what you should do Visit disclaimer page if you’re concerned about your child’s development.
- Learn about the importance of developmental and behavioral screening Visit disclaimer page .
- View simple learning activities and concepts (PDF) you can incorporate in your child’s everyday routines.
- Learn about positive parenting Visit disclaimer page to promote healthy development at every stage of development.
- Explore additional tips and resources for families to help you promote your child’s development.
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