Extension Notes …

Posted January 29, 2020 at 9:17 am

Resources for childhood development milestones

Sources: Courtney Luecking,

assistant extension professor

David Weisenhorn,

senior extension specialist; and the

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

From the time they are born until they reach age five, young children experience immense development. During this period, they should hit important developmental milestones in the ways they play, speak, act and move.

You can learn about these developmental milestones, as well as concerning behaviors to look for, at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Learn the Signs. Act Early. website and companion mobile app. Both are available online at https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/index.html. This site explains developmental milestones for children as young as two-months-old, concerning behaviors and the next steps you should take if you are worried about any aspect of your child’s development.

Expressing your developmental concerns early to your child’s health care provider and developing an action plan with them can increase the effectiveness of a therapeutic intervention. Research has also shown acting early can change a child’s developmental path as well as help families understand and better meet the needs of their children.

If you are uneasy about your child’s developmental growth, you should reach out to your health care provider to discuss your concerns and request a developmental screening. You can also find a list of state-specific agencies that can help determine if your child is eligible for early intervention services through the CDC website.

More information on raising healthy families is available at the Clinton County office of the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.

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Go Red for Women National Wear Red Day

Let’s Paint Clinton County Red on Friday, February 7th!

Did you know that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, killing more than all forms of cancer combined? Many of these deaths can be prevented, but most women don’t notice the symptoms until it’s too late. That’s why it’s been called the silent killer. Clinton County FCS Extension wants to paint Clinton County Red on Friday, February 7th!

We want to see you in RED! Encourage all your coworkers, family members, and friends to Wear Red on February 7th to fight heart disease. Share a photo of you, your business/office/team, group of friends, etc. wearing red on the Clinton County Cooperative Extension Facebook page by 5:00 p.m. on February 7th. Get creative and help us promote awareness of heart disease and stroke. The photo with the most “likes” by 8:00 a.m. on Monday, February 11th will receive a special health incentive from the Extension Office.

Christmas 2020

Organizational Meeting

Any church, business, group, or individual is invited to join us for continued conversation about ways to enhance holiday outreach (food, clothing, toys, etc.) for families throughout the community. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 4th at 9:00 a.m. at the Extension Office. To RSVP or for any questions, contact the Extension Office at (606) 387-5404.