CDC launches app that lets you track your child’s development

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CDC launches app that lets you track your child’s development

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While in a daycare setting, this young boy was entertaining himself by playing with a small wooden toy car set, pushing the little cars along the grooved wooden track. CDC HANDOUT

It just became a little easier to track major milestones in your child’s life.

The U.S. Center for Disease Control & Prevention has launched a new free Milestone Tracker app.  

“Skills like taking a first step, saying those first words, and waving goobye are developmental milestones all parents anticipate and celebrate,” CDC Director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, said in a statemnt.

Opening screen of the new CDC app that lets you track milestones in your children's development. CDC HANDOUT

“This CDC Milestone Tracker app gives parents tips to help their child learn and grow, a way to track developmental milestones, recognize delays, and the ability to share this information with their healthcare provider.” 

The app is available for iOs and Android  and was developed by CDC’s “Learn the Signs, Act Early” profram that helps parents and early childhood care and education and healthcare providers.

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The program is designed to improve the early detection of children with  developmental delays and disabilities so families can get support early.

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The new app offers these features:

  • Milestone checklists for children ages 2 months through 5 years, illustrated with photos and videos. 
  • Tips and activities to help children learn and grow. 
  • Information on when to act early and talk with a doctor about a developmental concern. 
  • A personalized milestone summary that can be easily shared with the doctor and other care providers. 
  • Reminders for appointments and developmental screening. 

  

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