Maine Developmental Disabilities Council

Learn the Signs. Act Early.


Milestones Matter Poster with pictures of babies and toddlers at 4, 6, and 9 months and 1, 2, and 3 years along with common milestones to look for.


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:

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.

Almost Walking Flyer

This flyer gives an overview of the Learn The Signs, Act Early program and includes a link to see "Milestones in Action":

Autism Case Training Flyer
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).

First Tooth Flyer

Watch Me! Online Training Course Flyer
"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.

Track Your Child's Developmental Milestones
Your child's early development is a journey.  Use this map of milestones to know what to look for along the way.  For parents of children from birth to 4 years.

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.

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.

Tips for Talking with Parents About Developmental Concerns

Concerned About Development? How to Help Your Child

Developmental Monitoring and Screening


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
225 Western Avenue, Suite 4
Augusta, ME 04330
Phones: 207-287-42131-800-244-3990