March 2021: Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month


We are promoting the CDC's Learn the Signs. Act Early. awareness campaign during the month of March 2021. From Birth to 5 years old, a child should reach milestones in how he/she plays, learns, speaks, acts and moves. Track your child’s development and act early if you have a concern. We have information & materials that will help you track and celebrate each child’s developmental milestones.













This video provides information in American Sign Language (ASL) on what to do if you have concerns about your child’s development:



CDC – Los indicadores son clave para las familias




Milestone Checklists for Ages 0 to 5 Years

Available in English, Spanish, and Creole









Screening and Assessment Programs for Developmental Concerns

HomeSafe, Inc. Programs:

  • Growing Smart

This program screens children at every developmental stage during the first two years of life to identify possible developmental/behavioral problems.

  • Healthy Beginnings - Entry Agency (Birth to 5)

This entry agency offers developmental screenings and assessments for children under 6. If an issue or developmental delay is suspected, families are referred to CSC's Healthy Beginnings Program for additional services.



Easterseals Florida, Inc. Programs:

  • Early Steps

This program offers support and intervention services to families with infants and children up to 36 months who have growth and development delays.







Download the CDC's Milestone Tracker app today!


Milestones matter! Track your child’s milestones from age 2 months to 5 years with CDC’s easy-to-use illustrated checklists; get tips from CDC for encouraging your child’s development; and find out what to do if you are ever concerned about how your child is developing.

From birth to age 5, your child should reach milestones in how he or she plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves. Photos and videos in this app illustrate each milestone and make tracking them for your child easy and fun!


Download it free!

The use of this app is not a substitute for the use of validated, standardized developmental screening tools as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.


For additional community resources, contact our Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) team at 561-514-3300.



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