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Frequently Asked Questions About
Watch Me! Celebrating Milestones and Sharing Concerns Online Training Course

What is Watch Me! Celebrating Milestones and Sharing Concerns?

Watch Me! Celebrating Milestones and Sharing Concerns is a free online training course that provides early care and education providers with tools and best practices for

  • Working with families to monitor every young child’s development and
  • Helping children with developmental delays get the early support they need.

This training 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,
  • 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
  • Yale Child Study Center.
What is the “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” program?

CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” program aims to help parents of young children and the providers who serve them to “learn the signs” of typical early childhood development and “act early” on developmental concerns. This way, children with developmental delays and disabilities get the early help they need.

What does this free online training course cover?

This training is an hour-long, four-module course. The training presents

  • 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
What are the learning objectives for this training?

Early care and education providers who have completed the training will gain the knowledge to

  • List three developmental concerns to be monitored by early care and education providers
  • Identify at least three developmental milestones for their class’s age group
  • Describe how to use “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” resources in their work with children and parents
  • Describe two communication strategies to use when talking with families about their child’s development
Is continuing education available through Watch Me! Celebrating Milestones and Sharing Concerns?

Yes! Watch Me! Celebrating Milestones and Sharing Concerns is approved for continuing education. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU for this training.

How do I receive continuing education for completing the Watch Me! training?

To receive continuing education, you must complete all four modules, the quiz at the end of each module, and a final evaluation. The final evaluation is available via CDC Training and Continuing Education Online (TCEOnline). See the next section of Frequently Asked Questions for additional instructions.

If I take the training in a group setting, can I still get continuing education?

In order to get continuing education for the training, you must complete the training online and take the final evaluation. The training is not designed to be taken in a group setting; however, group discussion after taking the training online is encouraged.

After you complete the quizzes for all four modules, login or create a new account on CDC’s Training and Continuing Education Online:

  • Visit Search Courses to find the course.
  • Enter “Watch Me!”, or the course number WB4038 in the Keyword Search box. Then, click on the title of the course.
  • Review the information on the Course Summary page and click Continue.
  • Choose the type of continuing education you’d like to earn. You can select more than one.
  • Under Pending CE on the My Activities page, click on the course Evaluation and complete it. You will be returned to the My Activities page.
  • Under Pending CE, click on the posttest and complete it. If you don’t pass the posttest, you will have one  opportunity to retake it.
  • Visit the Completed CE section of the My Activities page to download and print your certificate.

Frequently Asked Questions About
Completing the Final Evaluation and Getting Continuing Education for the Watch Me! Training

How do I complete the final evaluation in order to receive continuing education?

After you complete the quizzes for all four modules, login or create a new account on CDC’s Training and Continuing Education Online:

  • Visit Search Courses to find the course.
  • Enter “Watch Me!”, or the course number WB4038 in the Keyword Search box. Then, click on the title of the course.
  • Review the information on the Course Summary page and click Continue.
  • Choose the type of continuing education you’d like to earn. You can select more than one.
  • Under Pending CE on the My Activities page, click on the course Evaluation and complete it. You will be returned to the My Activities page.
  • Under Pending CE, click on the posttest and complete it. If you don’t pass the posttest, you will have one  opportunity to retake it.
  • Visit the Completed CE section of the My Activities page to download and print your certificate.
How do I create an account with TCEOnline?
  • Select Create Account on CDC’s Training and Continuing Education Online home page and complete all required information marked with a red asterisk (*).
  • Once your account has been established, please keep your login name and new permanent password in a safe place. Once you complete a course and receive CE, your transcript will be associated with this login information.

Select Search Courses from the left hand menu to navigate to the final evaluation listed under the Watch Me! course.

After creating a TCEOnline account, how do I navigate to the Watch Me! final evaluation?
  • Log in to TCEO Online by entering your user name and password.
  • After successful login, select Search Courses.
  • The Search Courses page displays; enter “Watch Me” or “WB4038” into the Keyword Search
  • Click on the course name, and the course information page will display; scroll down to Register Here and select “.1 CEU (for other professionals)” then select Submit
  • The next page requests demographic information
    • New participants are required to answer the demographic questions
    • Returning participants please verify this information and select Submit
  • A message will display thanking you for registering for the course; if you have already completed the course, you may select the option to take the evaluation
  • If you have not completed the course, you will be directed back to Participant Services
  • Under Evaluations and Tests you may access the course detail page, the course link, or the evaluation and/or posttest after completing the course
  • Complete the evaluation and posttest, and then click Submit
  • A record of your course completion and your CE certificate will be posted in the Transcript and Certificate section, located on the Participant Services page

Frequently Asked Questions About
Using and Navigating the Watch Me! Online Training Course

How do I get started?

Click on a module on the Watch Me! homepage or in the left navigation bar to start the online training. Loading can take only a few seconds or up to a minute or two, depending on your computer. You will know the module is loading and how far along it is when a percentage (%) appears on your screen.

How do I navigate the course?

Scroll down to move through each module:

  • On desktop and laptop computers, you can use your mouse to operate the scroll bar on the right side of your screen.
  • If you are using a mouse, it may have a small wheel between the click buttons. Rolling this wheel will allow you to scroll.
  • If you are using a laptop computer, there are many ways to scroll. Click here for options.
  • To scroll on a tablet computer or smartphone, move your finger up or down the screen.

Move between modules:

  • You will see all four modules listed at the very top of each module in the black bar. Click on the module you would like to view.
  • If you are in the middle of a module, you can click the module number in the header at the top to display links to the rest of the modules.
  • Once you have completed a module (after scrolling through to the bottom of the page) you will see a button to “Start Quiz” or “Skip to Next Module;” you will automatically be directed to the next module after you have completed the quiz.
Can I print the training content directly from the training?

Training content cannot be printed directly from the training. However, you can use your computer to highlight, copy, then paste text from the training into a document, and then print the document. A PDF version of the training is available for download here.

The training does not seem to be working correctly. What should I do?

The training functions best when used with newer versions of most internet browsers. If the training does not seem to be working correctly, first make sure you are using the most up-to-date version of your internet browser (most browser upgrades can be accessed for free online). If you continue to have technical difficulties or need additional assistance using the training, please contact us at ActEarly@cdc.gov.

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