Milestones matter! Track your child’s milestones from age 2 months to 5 years with CDC’s easy-to-use illustrated checklists; get tips from CDC for encouraging your child’s development; and find out what to do if you are ever concerned about how your child is developing.
Developmental Milestones are the skills within each age group that babies and young children will start to do things. Click on an age group to see the CDC milestone tracker for that age.
If you have concerns that your baby or young child is not meeting the milestones for their age group, contact your local Help Me Grow Kenosha Coordinator!
CDC's Milestone Tracker App
Just like the milestones, Developmental Screening can help you recognize what your child should be doing by a certain age. Using a developmental screening tool can help you better understand where your child is in their development journey as well as educate yourself and family about typical childhood development. You will be able to discover your child’s strengths as well as what areas are challenging them.
When we talk about Developmental Screening there are 5 different areas we look at
Communication: is both expressive and receptive language (expressing and comprehending)
Gross Motor: is anything that uses those big muscles in their arms and legs. Think walking, running, crawling or other large muscle activities.
Fine Motor: is anything that uses those little muscles in their hands and fingers. Think of anything that involves coordination and small movements.
Problem Solving: involves your child being able to figure out how toys are supposed to be played with.
Personal Social: is their ability to help themselves and to interact with other children and/or adults.
For Developmental Screening, Help Me Grow Kenosha uses the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ). The ASQ-3 is the third edition of the ASQ and will help uncover any strengths that your child may have as well as determine any area of concerns and what resources would be best for your child. You can also check your child’s social emotional development. The ASQ-SE focuses more on problem solving, behavior and social emotional development.