“Learn the Signs. Act Early.” Resources and Training on Early Childhood Development From the CDC

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Learn the Signs. Act Early. program, the CDC has posted new resources and training — perfect for home visitors and families with little ones. And there’s plenty more where these came from: see their library of materials and training. Also see the CDC’s Positive Parenting Tips for Healthy Child Development (and, specifically, these handouts on infants, toddlers, and preschoolers). Finally, we’ve posted links below to some of the latest research in the area of neurological development in early childhood.

For Parents

Amazing Me. A free children's book. cdc.gov/AmazingMe

Amazing Me — It’s Busy Being 3!

This children’s book for ages 2-4 is available in English and Spanish and shows parents what to look for as their child grows and develops. Children love the story of Joey the kangaroo and all the things he can do now that he is 3. Download the free iBook or PDF version or order a free print copy at cdc.gov/AmazingMe.

For Early Care and Education Providers

Watch Me! A free training for early educators. cdc.gov/WatchMeTraining

Watch Me! Celebrating Milestones and Sharing Concerns

Free training available for credit! Health care and education providers can access a free, 1-hour online continuing education course to help them monitor the development of the children in their care and talk with parents about developmental concerns at cdc.gov/WatchMeTraining.

For Health Professionals

Autism Case Training. Free CE for healthcare professionals. cdc.gov/AutismCaseTraining

Autism Case Training (ACT) Online CE Course

This free, web-based CE course is designed to help health professionals gain knowledge and skill to improve early identification, diagnosis, and care of children with autism spectrum disorder. Approved for CME, CNE, CEU and American Board of Pediatrics’ MOC (Part 2; 20pts), and available now at cdc.gov/AutismCaseTraining.

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