You can follow your child’s development by watching how they play, learn, speak, and act. Developmental milestones are things most children can do by a certain age. Not reaching these milestones, or reaching them much later than other children, could be a sign of a developmental delay.
- Help your child learn and grow by using positive parenting techniques (CDC PDF) and tracking their developmental milestones (CDC Milestone Moments PDF).
- If you are concerned about your child’s development, talk to your child’s doctor and ask for a developmental screening. If you or the doctor is still concerned, ask the doctor for a referral to your local Children’s Integrated Services team.
- Contact your local Children’s Integrated Services team coordinator or dial 2-1-1 toll free from anywhere in Vermont for helpful resources and to speak with a Child Development Specialist at Help Me Grow Vermont.
Milestones 2 months – 5 years
For more information on child development, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Learns the Signs. Act Early.