Early On

Should You Be Concerned About Your Child’s Development or Health?

Most Parents wonder at times if their child is growing and developing like other children.  If you think that your child’s growth, learning, or social skills are not the same as those of other children the same age, the sooner you check it out the better.  Don’t worry, but don’t wait!

Here are some tips to help you decide if you should ask for help:
By 3 months…Does your baby…                          By 6 months…Does your baby…
*roll from side to side?                                     *sit up with little support?
*play with her hands?                                       *pass things from one hand to the other?
*laugh out loud?                                                *like to be touched & held?
*show interest in faces?                                    *listen & respond when spoken to?

By 12 months…Does your baby…                        By 24 months…Does your toddler…
*stand alone for at least 2 seconds?                   *walk & run well?
*drink from a cup with help?                                *ask for things by name?
*wave bye bye?                                                      *use two or three words together?
*use a few words like “mama” and “dada”?        *handle a spoon well?
*sleep through the night?                                      *get along with other children?
*play games with you like “peek-a-boo”?

The first three years of a baby’s life are very important, but babies grow and learn at different rates.  If you have questions about how your child is developing, or if you think that your child might need extra help, call Early On Michigan.

Early On helps families get the help they need for their children.  We believe that parents know what is best for their families.  At Early On, we listen to you.  You will find friendly, supportive and knowledgeable people who will talk to you about your concerns and arrange for an evaluation.  If the evaluation shows that your child needs help, we’ll tell you how to get that help.

If you have questions or would like to talk to someone about your concerns, please contact Katie Simonitch at (906) 863-5665, ext. 1040 for free information about your child’s development and Early On services.  We’ll help you help your baby!

Early On Program
Katie Simonitch, Early On Coordinator
Menominee County ISD
1201 41st. Ave
Menominee, MI 49858
Phone: 906-863-5665 ext. 1040
Fax: 906-863-7776

E-mail:  ksimonitch@mc-isd.org