February 5, 2018
New Healthy Early Development Tools from the CDC
In an effort to encourage parents and providers to learn the signs of and monitor the healthy development of young children and take action when there is a concern, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched their Learn the Signs. Act Early. Campaign, which provides free developmental milestone checklists, tips, and tools, including a new developmental milestone tracker. Learn more by going here: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/index.html
Research shows that identifying developmental delays and disabilities is important. One in six children aged 3–17 years have developmental disabilities—conditions that affect how children play, learn, speak, act, or move. Early intervention (before school age) can have a significant impact on a child’s ability to learn new skills as well as reduce the need for costly interventions over time.
The Learn the Signs. Act Early. Campaign materials may be useful for several of Advocacy & Communication Solutions (ACS) clients and the individuals they work with across the country, including parents, early care and education providers, healthcare providers, and others who work with young children.