Maine Developmental

Disabilities Council

Learn the Signs, Act Early

Training Opportunity

Watch Me! Celebrating Milestones and Sharing Concerns: 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 some 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. Click here for more information.
Continuing Education (CE) is available.  You must complete all four modules, each quiz, and a final evaluation to qualify. Click here for more instructions

MATERIALS

Developmental Milestones Checklists
How your child plays, speaks, and acts offers important clues about your child's development.  Developmental milestones are things most children can do by a certain age.  Take the developmental milestone sheet with you and talk with your child's doctor at every visit about the milestones your child has reached and what to expect next.


For more information, click on the age of your child to see the milestones:

Birth to 5: WATCH ME THRIVE!
This Developmental Screening Passport is a way to check your child's development.  This pamphlet is your child's screening record.  It is a way to keep track of your child's screening history and see results.  Fill out this passport whenever your child has a developmental screen, or ask the doctor or other providers to fill it out for you.

Almost Walking Flyer
To see Milestones in Action

Autism Case Training Flyer
Free web-based CE course designed for Healthcare professionals to gain knowledge and skills to improve early identification, diagnosis, and care of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

First Tooth Flyer

Watch Me! Online Training Course Flyer
"Watch Me! Celebrating Milestones and Sharing Concerns is a free, 1-hour online CEU course.  This training offers tools and best practices to support professionals and help children reach their full potential.

Track Your Child's Developmental Milestones
Your child's early development is a journey.  Use this map of milestones to know what to look for along the way.  For parents of children from birth to 4 years.

Milestone Moments Booklet
You can follow your child's development by watching how he or she plays, learns, speaks, and acts.  Look inside for milestones to watch for in your child and how you can help your child learn and grow.

CDC's Learn the Signs, Act Early. For Early Care and Education Providers
Free research-based, parent-friendly resources on child development.

CDC's Learn the Signs, Act Early. For Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) Grantees
Free research-based, parent-friendly resources on child development.

Tips for Talking with Parents About Developmental Concerns

Concerned About Development? How to Help Your Child

Concerned About Development? How to Talk with the Doctor

Developmental Monitoring and Screening

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Now Available

MDDC will now offer Developmental Disabilities Health Technical Assistance through email.  You can email your DD Health related questions to DD Health Help.  Check out the flyer for more information.

DD Health Technical Assistance Flyer

Maine Developmental Disabilities Council
225 Western Avenue, Suite 4
Augusta, ME 04330
Phones: 207-287-42131-800-244-3990