Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye bye” are called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act, and move (crawling, walking, etc.). The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed a checklist for parents, pediatricians, caregivers and teachers to utilize in monitoring and tracking a child’s individual development.
Developmental Milestones matter! From birth to age 5, your child should reach milestones in how he or she plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves. Check or track your child’s milestones with CDC’s easy-to-use illustrated checklists; get tips from CDC for encouraging your child’s development; and find out what to do if you are ever concerned about how your child is developing.
The CDC has developed a Tracker App for parents to monitor and track your child’s milestones in how he or she plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves. Photos and videos in this app illustrate each milestone and make tracking them for your child easy and fun!
Add a Child – enter personalized information about your child or multiple children
Milestone Tracker – track your child’s developmental progress by looking for important milestones using an interactive, illustrated checklist
Milestone Photos and Videos – know what each milestone looks like so that you can better identify them in your own child
Tips and Activities – support your child’s development at every age
When to Act Early – know when it’s time to “act early” and talk with your child’s doctor about developmental concerns
Appointments – keep track of your child’s doctors’ appointments and get reminders about recommended developmental screenings
Milestone Summary – get a summary of your child’s milestones to view, and share with or email to your child’s doctor and other important care providers
The use of this app is not a substitute for the use of validated, standardized developmental screening tools as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.