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 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 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.
- Use the links under Course Content below to view each Lesson in 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.
This program was developed 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.
The Kentucky version of this training adds a section on Kentucky resources, and upon course completion, you will be issued 1 early care and education clock hour in ECE-TRIS.