There are a lot of ways to get involved with “Learn the Signs. Act Early.”. If you would like to become a campaign partner and receive the newsletter, email updates, and other information, let us know by contacting .
Even if you don’t want to become an “official” partner, there are other ways you can get involved. You don’t have to testify in front of Congress or start a radio talk show. Simply talk to your child’s pediatrician or childcare provider, and you, too, can make a difference.
Use “Promising Practices”
Many of the activities in the Promising Practices collection represent the work of our partners and grantees who found creative solutions for implementing Learn the Signs. Act Early. with greatest potential impact using very modest resources. We hope the collection inspires you to think about how you can adopt and adapt activities in your local programs and communities to promote awareness of the importance of tracking developmental milestones and acting early on concerns.
The milestones quiz is a widget. A widget is a CDC.gov application that displays the featured content directly on your web page. That means you can embed the interactive milestones quiz on your website. Add the widget to your site »
Link Your Website to Ours
The best way to help people in your community learn more about your organization and the campaign is to link the two together – literally – on the website. We have developed a button that provides an icon, Web address, and description to help you put a link on your site.
Share the “Go Out and Play!” Kit
The “Go Out and Play!” Kit for child care and early education providers is rich in developmentally appropriate games and activities for children 3 through 5 years of age. This FREE kit also contains information about monitoring developmental milestones during outdoor play, ideas for making outdoor activities successful, and tips for talking to parents when a developmental delay is suspected. In addition, the kit includes a special pullout section with activities to share with parents for at-home play.
We need your help to make sure that child care providers and early educators across the country are aware of and use this FREE resource. Simply download the kit and e-mail it to an early educator or local daycare, camp, or school for young children in your area. You can copy and paste the sample letter into the e-mail to early educators. You can also make copies of the kit to distribute to local schools and share with interested friends and family.
As always, we thank you for your help and appreciate your feedback. Please share updates and success stories with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be a Campaign Spokesperson in Your Community
To help raise awareness, CDC counts on campaign partners and champions to be local spokespersons. We encourage you to speak to your local PTAs, civic organizations, child care groups, and others to spread the “Learn the signs. Act early.” messages.
CDC offers scripted, narrated presentations for use when introducing “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” to key groups:
- Parents of young children [click here to download the English PPT file]
- Health Care Professionals [click here to download the PPT file]
Promote "Learn the Signs. Act Early." in Your Neighborhood
Help us spread the word among parents and health care professionals in your area. We have developed a flyer for each of these important groups with all the information they need. We have developed Outreach Kits to help you easily share information about the campaign with others. To order materials, please click here.
Work with Your Ambassador
CDC’s Act Early Ambassadors are the voice and hands of “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” in their state, territory, or for their national organization. They collaborate with local and state organizations to integrate “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” messages and materials into local communities and statewide systems that serve families with young children.
Become an Act Early Ambassador: Recruiting in the winter of 2016
Join the Act Early Forum Listserve
Hosted by the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), the Act Early Forum listerserve is a medium for sharing resources, information, and announcements related to improving early identification of children with delays.
Localize “Learn the signs. Act early.” Materials
Draw attention to your organization as you help promote “Learn the Signs. Act Early.”! Click here to find out how.
Distribute the Television, Radio and Print PSAs
Check out our easy-to-use PSA distribution kit that can help you reach local media outlets to encourage them to spread the word about developmental milestones and the importance of early intervention. Get started now to preview the PSAs and download the distribution kit!
- Page last reviewed: December 10, 2015
- Page last updated: December 10, 2015
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