Maine Developmental Disabilities Council

Learn the Signs. Act Early.

Use this map of milestones to know what to look for along the way.  For parents of children from birth to 5 years.

Milestone Pathway


 Downloadable Materials


Developmental Milestones Checklists

How your child plays, speaks, and acts offers important clues about your child's development. Developmental milestones are things most children can do by a certain age. Take the age-appropriate developmental milestone sheet with you and talk with your child's doctor at every visit about the milestones your child has reached and what to expect next.

Download the Milestones Checklists for each age by clicking below:

Milestone Moments Booklet
You can follow your child's development by watching how he or she plays, learns, speaks, and acts.  Look inside for milestones to watch for in your child and how you can help your child learn and grow.

Developmental Monitoring and Screening

Concerned About Development? How to Help Your Child


Other Materials

Birth to 5: WATCH ME THRIVE!
This Developmental Screening Passport is a way to check your child's development.  This pamphlet is your child's screening record.  It is a way to keep track of your child's screening history and see results.  Fill out this passport whenever your child has a developmental screen, or ask the doctor or other providers to fill it out for you.


For Healthcare Providers and Early Educators:

Watch Me! Online Training Course 

Watch Me! Celebrating Milestones and Sharing Concerns is a free, 1-hour online CEU course.  This training offers tools and best practices to support professionals and help children reach their full potential.

CDC's Learn the Signs, Act Early. For Early Care and Education Providers
Free research-based, parent-friendly resources on child development.

CDC's Learn the Signs, Act Early. For Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) Grantees
Free research-based, parent-friendly resources on child development.

Autism Case Training

Free web-based CE course designed for Healthcare professionals to gain knowledge and skills to improve early identification, diagnosis, and care of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Tips for Talking with Parents About Developmental Concerns


Nancy Cronin Featured in Act Early Video

Our executive director, Nancy Cronin, is also Maine's ambassador to the CDC's Act Early Campaign, which is an initiative that helps to educate about the importance of tracking young children's developmental milestones and strives to get information about those milestones into the hands of parents, doctors, and early education professionals. Watch Nancy and her fellow ambassadors talk about their work in this video:





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Maine Developmental Disabilities Council
526 Western Avenue  Unit 2
Augusta, ME 04330



139 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333


Phone: 207-480-1478 or toll free 833-713-2618