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July 20, 2017

Developmental Milestones

Is your child learning, thinking, moving and growing at the right pace?  Find out through Developmental Milestones.  This program helps you better understand and meet the developmental, social-emotional, health, and educational needs of your child. Signing up to check your child's development is especially important if your child had a low birth weight, a difficult or premature birth, or medical issues.

The questionnaires ask about what a child is doing and learning at various stages of development. Parents answer questions about things their child can and cannot do. The questions cover the child's communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, and social-emotional skills.

How do I sign up?

There are two ways to register and get the questionnaires for your child:

Mail icon for applying by mail. Online: Click on the links below to fill out the questionnaire online for your child's age group:
»  Development screener for a child ages 2-36 months
»  Social-emotional screener for a child ages 6-30 months
»  Cuestionarios de valoracion para un bebe de 2-36 meses
»  Custionarios de socio-emocional para un bebe 6-30 meses

Mail icon for applying by mail.  By mail: Fill out the registration form (available in English or Spanish) and mail it to:
Idaho Infant Toddler Program
Developmental Milestones
5th Floor
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0036

What happens after I submit a questionnaire?

Afer the questionnaire has been sent, it will be reviewed by trained staff from the Infant Toddler Program.  The results will be shared with you by email, phone, or mail.  If the results show that your child could benefit from an evaluation, this may be offered at no cost through the Infant Toddler Program.  As the parent, you always make the decision about what to do next.

Baby Steps: Learn the Signs. Act Early.

Source: National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD)
Running Time: (4:32) Release Date: 9/22/2008

Watch the video: Baby Steps

Early recognition of developmental disabilities such as autism is key for parents and providers. CDC realized the impact on families and invested in a campaign to help parents measure their children's progress by monitoring how they play, learn, speak and act.

Content source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Text 4 Baby

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Text4Baby is an educational program of the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition.  Get free messages every week on your cell phone to help you through your pregnancy and your baby's first year.

Text BABY to 511411

Envia BEBE al 511411 para Español

For more information, visit Text4Baby.

New CELLcasts from the Center for Early Literacy Learning

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The Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL) has released new "CELLcasts" for parents.  CELLcasts are audio/video versions of CELL practice guides which are available to view online or download.  The CELLcasts are available at Center for Early Literacy Learning.