Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, relate with others, and move (crawling, walking, etc.). Use the milestones listed below to see whether your child is meeting the typical developmental milestones for his or her age. Parents, grandparents, child care providers, physicians, and other caregivers can use this information to monitor a child's development.
Missed milestones could be a sign of a problem. If you notice that your child is not meeting milestones or is exhibiting one or more of the red flags of development listed below, you can speak with your physician and request a more formal developmental screening to take a closer look at how your child is developing. You can also call the Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program or complete the online referral to request a developmental evaluation.
Many children with developmental delays or behavior concerns are not identified as early as possible. If you have concerns about your child's development, complete an online referral today.
These resources include print, video, and online information for families and professionals about early childhood development, developmental milestones, screening and evaluation, and strategies for supporting healthy development.
Track your child's milestones from age 2 months to 5 years with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's easy-to-use app on iOs and Android devices in English and Spanish. With the app, you can enter and save information about one or more children; keep track of your child's doctors appointments; get a summary of your child's milestones to view and to share with your physician and other important care providers; and receive tips and activities to support your child's development.
The Watch Me! Celebrating Milestones and Sharing Concerns is a free, online training course that helps child care providers identify children who might need extra help in their development. The 1-hour, 4-module course provides tools and best practices for monitoring the development of children in their care and for talking about it with parents. The course offers 0.1 CEUs.