Learn the Signs - Act Early Campaign

You can follow your child's development by watching how he or she plays, learns, speaks and acts.

To learn how you can help your child learn and grow, and what milestones to watch for, contact us.

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It's Time To Change How We View a Child's Growth

Do you know all the ways you should measure your child's growth? We naturally think of height and weight, but from birth to five years, your child should reach milestones in how he plays, learns, speaks and acts. Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving "bye bye" are all developmental milestones.

Learn the Signs. Act Early.

If you have Concerns

As a parent, you know your child best. If your child is not meeting the milestones for his or her age, or if you think there could be a problem with the way your child plays, learns, speaks, or acts, talk to your child's doctor and share your concerns. Don't wait.

Learn More About Milestones

Visit CDC's Learn the Signs -Act Early website for developmental milestones, milestone checklist and chart, and more information.