Follow Along Program


 What is the Follow Along Program?

Babies and young children grow and learn at their own rate. Some children, though, need special help to grow up healthy and learn skills such as sitting, walking or talking. The Follow Along Program can help parents know if this is true for their child. The Follow Along Program is a good way to learn about your child's health and development. It is a fun way to get ideas about "what to teach" and "at what age" to teach it. The program provides an easy way to find out about other services you may want for your child. It is a simple way to ask questions about how your child is hearing, moving, growing and acting.

 What does the Follow Along Program involve?

A Public Health Nurse will visit with you to tell you more about the program and find out more about your child. Questionnaires are sent to you when your child is 2, 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, and 36 months old. Each questionnaire asks how your child is growing, playing, talking, moving and acting. You will need to mail the questionnaires back to the public health agency. You will be provided postage paid envelopes. Sheets with fun activities for you to do with your child are sent to you in the mail. The results of the questionnaires will be shared with you.

 Who is eligible for this program?

All children birth to 36 months.

 Is there a cost?

There is no cost for this program.