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Milestones Matter in a Child's Development!

From birth to age five, a child should reach milestones in how he or she plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves. The CDC’s Learn the Signs. Act Early. resources make it easy to monitor developmental milestones from two months through five years of age. Track, celebrate and share milestones; gets tips and activities to boost development; and learn when (and how) to act if there are concerns.

For Parents

As a parent, you already have what it takes to help your young child learn and grow!

Watch your child’s amazing progress by tracking his or her developmental milestones –how he or she plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves.

CDC’s Learn the Signs. Act Early. has many free resources available to help you.

Parent Tip Sheet: Concerned? How to Get Help

For Professionals

Milestone Materials For Print or Order From South Dakota Parent Connection

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Children's Books For Orders

Baby's Busy Day book
Where is Bear? book
Amazing Me book

Tip Sheets - Print or Order

Concerned About Development?

Concerned About Development?

Talking with Parents About Developmental Concerns

Primers/Guides - Print

Free Online Training For Early Care and Education Providers

Watch Me! Celebrating Milestones and Sharing Concerns

Please contact the CDC’s Act Early Ambassador to SD for assistance or with questions.

Lisa Sanderson, lsanderson@sdparent.org, 800-640-4553 or 605-361-3171

Milestone Moments Booklets

Developmental Checklists

As a parent, you already have what it takes to help your young child learn and grow!

Watch your child’s amazing progress by tracking his or her developmental milestones –how he or she plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves.

Two Months

Nine Months

Five Years

Fifteen Months

Four Months

Eighteen Months

Three Years

One Year

Six Months

Two Years

Four Years

Thirty Months

Featured Resource

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Check out our most recent publication, “Understanding School Testing and Test Scores” created to help parents better understand the data included in their child’s evaluation so they can best advocate for their needs.

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