Learning capabilities of young children increase as they grow older. Head Start staff and parents are shown benchmarks during a child's developmental growth, both cognitive and physical, in the chart. This resource also identifies some common behaviors exhibited by children ages birth to five.
The following publication is provided courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control's Learn the Signs. Act Early. Campaign.
It's time to change how we view a child's growth.
Do you know all the ways you should measure your child's growth? We naturally think of height and weight, but from birth to 5 years, your child should reach milestones in how he plays, learns, speaks and acts. A delay in any of these areas could be a sign of a developmental problem, even autism. The good news is, the earlier it's recognized the more you can do to help your child reach her full potential.
This chart will help you look for important developmental milestones. [PDF, 242KB]
Growth Chart. Learn the Signs. Act Early. HHS/CDC/NCBDDD. 2005. English. [PDF, 242KB].
Last Reviewed: December 2009
Last Updated: November 18, 2015