“Learn the Signs. Act Early.” in Kentucky

From birth to 5 years, your child should reach milestones in how he plays, learns, speaks, acts and moves. Track your child’s development and act early if you have a concern.

New- Birthday Cards for 1-5 year olds

Celebrate a child’s big day with festive yet educational resources for families. Download this free new line of cards designed to help families track developmental milestones and “act early” should any concerns arise.

Early Intervention Contacts in KY
Early Intervention Contacts in KY

Kentucky Early Intervention System (formerly referred to as First Steps) is a statewide early intervention system that provides services to children with developmental disabilities from birth to age 3 and their families.

Group of nursery children sitting on the floor in their classroom with their teachers. The female teacher is reading from a book.
Public Preschool

Kentucky’s public preschool education programs are available for all four-year-old children whose family income is no more than 160% of poverty; all three and four-year old children with developmental delays and disabilities, regardless of income; and other four-year old children as placements are available based on district decision. Contact your local school district for more information.

KY Watch Me:Training
KY Watch Me:

KY Watch Me! Celebrating Milestones and Sharing Concerns promotes family engaged developmental monitoring. Includes Kentucky specific resources for early childhood teachers and families (1 clock hour in ECE-TRIS).

Resiliency Resources
Resiliency Resources

Resources for families, early childhood professionals, and children to build their ability to adjust to life’s changes and challenges.

Breathing Techniques

Kentucky Partners

To learn more about services provided by our community partners, visit their websites below:

Additional Questions?

Christine Hausman

Christine Hausman

CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early. Ambassador to Kentucky


Mary “Jo” Comley

Developmental Support Coordinator