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Early Brain Development

Ages and Stages Milestones

Follow your child's appropriate Ages and Stages links to help you learn more about what to expect from your child’s development, positive parenting, safety, and health at each stage of your child’s life.


Developmental monitoring observes how your child grows and changes over time and whether your child meets the typical developmental milestones in playing, learning, speaking, behaving, and moving. Parents, grandparents, early childhood providers, and other caregivers can participate in developmental monitoring.  

Track your child’s development and act early if you have a concern.

Take your completed "Tracker"with you and talk with your child’s doctor at every well-child visit about the milestones your child has reached.    

12 to 15 month Milestones

Developmental Achievements, Parenting Tips, Child Safety, Resources ...

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(Print Trackers Below) PDF 2 Pages


Milestone Tracker 

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“Learn the Signs. Act Early.” materials are not a substitute for standardized, validated developmental screening tools pdf. You know your child best. Don’t wait. If your child is not meeting one or more milestones, has lost skills he or she once had, or you have other concerns, act early. Talk with your child’s doctor, share your concerns, and ask about developmental screening.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children be screened for general development using standardized, validated tools at 9, 18, and 30 months and for autism at 18 and 24 months or whenever a parent or provider has a concern. Ask your child’s doctor about your child’s developmental screening.

12 to 15 Month Milestones

There are many ways to raise happy, well-adjusted kids, but science has a few tips for making sure they turn out healthy and sound. Experts share their top tips for getting the most out of family life and children as you nurture, protect and guide them. Parenting is a process that prepares your child for independence. As your child grows and develops, there are many things you can do to help your child. 

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