Comprehensive Resources

CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.”

This program offers free, research-based, parent-friendly tools to make it easy and fun to track milestones from age 2 months through 5 years. Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye-bye” are called developmental milestones. From birth to 5 years, your child should reach milestones in how he or she plays, learns, speaks, acts and moves.

Parents and caregivers can track developmental milestones from as early as 2 months to help better understand their child’s abilities and stay in tune with their child’s developmental health.

Items offered include:

Milestones – printable checklists for ages 2 months to 5 years

Free Materials to print, order, or customize

Multimedia and Tools to use on your website

Autism Training

Information for Specific Groups

Click this link for the CDC


North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions

North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progression: Birth to Five

Learning progressions were developed for each identified goal in four developmental domains, and show the steps through which children develop skills from birth to five years.

Please click this link for Early Learning Progressions