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 communicate. 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

Milestones matter! You can easily track and celebrate your child’s early development with the Milestone Tracker app from the CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” program. 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.

Development Questions?

Children grow, develop, and learn throughout their lives – socially and emotionally, cognitively and physically. Every child is different and develops at their 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 their 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 support your child’s development.

Get Connected to Helpful Programs and Resources

The ParentHelp123 Resource Finder helps Washington families find services in their communities, see if they qualify for food and health benefits, and get connected to a variety of health and child development resources. The Help Me Grow Washington website also provides important health information for pregnant women, parents, children, and families.

Get Started with Vroom

Communities across Washington are using Vroom to promote child brain development in a way that is fun and easy for anyone to do. Ready to try out some Vroom tips for the child or children in your life? Visit the Vroom website where you can get the Vroom app, sign up for Vroom by text, or print and download tips. The time you spend with your child can help their brain grow strong.

Watch for milestones during everyday moments! We offer a free screening to help parents and caregivers check a child’s developmental progress.

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