Childhood is filled with many accomplishments!

Kids grow and change in so many ways. Starting at birth, your child will begin to reach milestones in how they play, learn, act and speak. Examples of milestones include taking a first step, smiling, waving “bye bye” or reaching for a toy. Milestones are different for each age range. Learn the basics of child development so you can engage with your child and make sure they are on the right track.

Learn more about developmental milestones by age using this interactive tool for parents 

Try a FREE Milestone
Tracker App

Milestones matter! You can easily track and celebrate your child’s early development with the Milestone Tracker App from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Track your child’s milestones at key developmental stages from 2 months to 5 years with the easy-to-use illustrated checklists. As well, get tips for encouraging your child’s development and find out what to do if you are concerned about how your child is developing. Photos and videos in this app illustrate each milestone and make tracking them for your child easy and fun.

Monitoring Milestones

Children grow, develop and learn throughout their lives  socially and emotionally, with communication, cognitively and physically. Every child is different and develops at his or her own pace. At the same time, there are key skills children need so they can thrive at school and in their community. You can ensure your child has these skills by checking on his milestones early and often. If you ever have concerns about your child’s development, speak up! You know your child best.

Call the Help Me Grow Washington Hotline at 1-800-322-2588 to learn about steps you can take today to help your child reach their full potential.

Watch for milestones during everyday moments! Every 3 to 6 months, check your child’s progress with a developmental questionnaire.

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