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Developmental Milestones

Milestones are skills that children attain as they grow or develop. Parents often remember these proud moments when their children say their first words, feed themselves, or take their first steps. Children normally reach these milestones at predictable ages, give or take a few weeks.

Each child is different, even in the same family. Some children learn to sit without support earlier while other children say full sentences earlier. (Knowing when these milestones are supposed to happen can help parents notice when they do happen.) Parents often notice milestones when they play with their children during the day or read them bedtime stories. We encourage parents to use the tools and checklists on the CDC's Information for Families page to track these developmental milestones.

Additional Resources

The Healthy Baby Home Visitation Program is available to all women, during pregnancy and/or following the birth of the baby for assessment, information and referral to community agencies. For more information check with the Wyoming Maternal and Child Health Unit, Healthy Baby Home Visitation Program.

Developmental Screening

Developmental screening happens when someone, usually the child's primary care provider, checks to see if the child has reached certain milestones.

Free developmental screenings are provided to all children in Wyoming birth to age 5.
For more information and locations in Wyoming, check with the Wyoming Department of Health Early Intervention and Education Program (EIEP).


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Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2311

Email: wwarren@uwyo.edu

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