You can follow your child’s development by watching how he or she plays, learns, speaks, and acts. Use these resources to track your child’s development and act early if you have a concern.
How your child plays, learns, speaks, and acts offers important clues about your child’s development. Developmental milestones are things most children can do by a certain age. Look for milestones to watch for in your child and how you can help your child learn and grow.
Check the milestones your child has reached at each age.
Take them with you and talk with your child’s doctor at every visit about milestones your child has reached and what to expect next.
Here are resources on how you can help your child’s development. For more resources, visit the CDC “Positive Parenting Tips” web page.
Talk to your child's doctor.
If you or the doctor is still concerned… call one of the programs that offer developmental evaluation and services:
Learn about community resources that can help you support your child's development.
Check here for helpful resources for you and your child
For additional resources, visit the CDC "If You’re Concerned" web page or call 1-800-CDC-INFO.