Introduction to this Course
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.
This 1-hour, 4-module course focuses on:
- 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
Learning objectives for the training include:
- List three developmental concerns that early care and education providers should monitor.
- Identify at least three developmental milestones for class’s age group.
- Describe how to use “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” resources in early care and education work with children and parents.
- Describe two communication strategies to use when talking with families about their child’s development.
How to Get Continuing Education
Continuing Education (CE) is available. You must complete all 4 modules, each quiz, a course evaluation, and a post test to qualify. Click here for instructions.
Send comments, suggestions, and feedback about this course to ActEarly@cdc.gov.
About This Course
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 FamiliesExternal, the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health BureauExternal, American Academy of Pediatrics’ Healthy Child Care AmericaExternal program, Head Start National Center on HealthExternal, National Association for the Education of Young ChildrenExternal, Child Care AwareExternal, and the Yale Child Study CenterExternal.