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As an early care and education provider, you play a critical role in the health and wellbeing of children. You are also very well positioned to help identify children who might need extra help in their development. This FREE, online training course, Watch Me! Celebrating Milestones and Sharing Concerns, helps you fulfill this role by providing tools and best practices for monitoring the development of children in your care and talking about it with their parents.

In this 1-hour, 4-module course, you will learn:

  • Why monitoring children’s development is important
  • Why you have a unique and important role in developmental monitoring
  • How to easily monitor each child’s developmental milestones
  • How to talk with parents about their child’s development

Continuing Education (CE) credit is available. You must complete all 4 modules, each quiz, and a final evaluation to qualify. Click here for instructions.

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Watch Me! Celebrating Milestones and Sharing Concerns was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” Program in partnership with the Administration on Children and Families, the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau, American Academy of Pediatrics’ Healthy Child Care America program, Head Start National Center on Health, National Association for the Education of Young Children, Child Care Aware, and the Yale Child Study Center.

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Get Continuing Education Credit

Watch Me! Celebrating Milestones and Sharing Concerns is eligible for 0.1 Continuing Education Units (=1 clock hour)

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Developmental monitoring is easy with CDC’s free milestones checklists and other resources

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