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Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive — Families

Vector art showing a mother, father, daughter, and sonEvery 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.

Three photos of a baby, toddler, and child stacked on top of another on an orange and white background with the words "Birth toUse the Developmental Screening Passport to track your child’s screening history and results. Download a printable version to share this information with your child’s doctor and other providers who might be screening your child.


I know the signs of healthy child development.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" 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.

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Last Reviewed: July 10, 2017