Learn the Signs. Act Early!

The other day I received an email about the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Learn the Signs. Act Early program. So I wanted to take a moment to share this important information from CDC with parents, child care providers, and other early childhood professionals.

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From birth to 5 years, your child should reach milestones in how he plays, learns, speaks, acts and moves. Track your child’s development and act early if you have a concern.




Families – Think you can spot a developmental milestone?

To find out, take the Milestones Quiz.  Developmental milestones are skills that mark a child’s development – – things most children can do by a certain age. Milestones, such as babbling, finding hidden objects, and playing alongside or with other kids, provide clues about your child’s developmental health.  So look for your child’s milestones regularly, celebrate them, and record them to share with your child’s pediatrician, using Free Resources for Parents.


Early Educators/Child Care Providers – Learn the Signs. Act Early.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 6 children aged 3-17 has a developmental disability, but many of these children are not identified until they are school age. Early identification and intervention is crucial to help each child build new skills and reduce the need for costly interventions in the future.

The CDC Learn the Signs. Act Early. program provides you with resources, materials and tools to improve early identification of children with autism and other developmental disabilities.