Milestone checklists are tools developed by CDC’s Learn the Signs. Act Early. initiative. Checklists are available for all ages for which a well-child visit is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), between 2 months and 5 years. The checklists describe the things that most babies or children are able to do by a certain age. If there are missing milestones, caregivers should act early and talk with their child’s healthcare provider.
How to complete a checklist
Caregivers should complete a checklist that is appropriate for their child’s age. There are 12 checklists for ages ranging from 2 months to 5 years. If your child is between two checklist ages, use the checklist for the younger age. For example, if your child is 20 months old, complete the 18-month checklist. If your child was born more than 3 weeks prematurely, use their corrected age to determine which checklist to complete.
Once you have completed a checklist, share it with your WIC Program and your child’s healthcare provider.
There are several options for completing a milestone checklist. You can access a checklist by using the mobile app, completing a checklist online, or printing a copy.