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Working Together For Tennessee's Children

Learn the Signs. Act Early.

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.

Milestone Moments

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.

2 months

4 months

6 months

9 months

1 year

18 months

2 years

3 years

4 years

5 years

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.

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Parent Resources

Here are resources on how you can help your child’s development. For more resources, visit the CDC “Positive Parenting Tips” web page.

Infants (0 to 1 year)

Toddlers (1 to 2 years)

Toddlers (2 to 3 years)

Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)

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If You're Concerned

Talk to your child's doctor.

  • Share your concerns with the doctor.
  • Ask about developmental screening.

If you or the doctor is still concerned… call one of the programs that offer developmental evaluation and services:

  • For children from birth up through 2 years old:
    Tennessee Early Intervention System
    Call TEIS at 1-800-852-7157
  • For children from 3 years to 5 years old:
    IDEA Preschool Coordinator
    Call the Office of Early Childhood at 1-800-852-7157

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.

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