Presentation Title

Learn the Signs. Act Early.: Developmental Monitoring in the Classroom

Primary Presenter Brief Bio

Bridget Ratajczak is the Child Development Specialist at Bright from the Start. She has a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Special Education from UGA and 25 years of experience in the field of early childhood education and early childhood special education. She has worked as a preschool special education teacher, an Early Intervention Specialist at Babies Can't Wait, and an instructor in the Birth through Kindergarten teacher preparation program at UGA.

Type of Presentation

Regular Session

Location

Room 2904 A

Topic Category

Strand 2: Nurturing Healthy Children

Targeted Age Group

Infant, Toddler, Preschool

Targeted Audience

Family Child Care, Child Care Center, Directors/Administrators, Early Intervention Providers, College Faculty/Trainers/TA, Faith Based

Brief Session Description

Developmental Monitoring is important for helping to assure that all children reach their full potential. In this engaging session we will tell you about how you can get FREE training and FREE materials to help you get started in monitoring the development of the children in your care. In addition, we will talk about what to do when you have concerns about a child's development.

Full Session Description

In this engaging and interactive session, we will begin by reflecting on and reviewing the definition of developmental milestones and then discuss the importance of developmental monitoring and the critical role that early childhood providers have in monitoring the development of children in their care. We will then discuss and explore the training, resources and materials available through the Watch Me! Celebrating Milestones and Sharing Concerns training and the Learn the Signs. Act Early. campaign. We will play a game using the milestones checklists. Then I will demonstrate how to navigate the CDC and DECAL websites to complete the 4 Watch Me! training modules, the 5th Acting Early in Georgia module, and apply to get training credit along with a free Developmental Monitoring Starter Kit. I will also show the many different free resources available to families and ECE professionals through the Learn the Signs. Act Early. website.

Start Date

20-1-2018 1:15 PM

End Date

20-1-2018 2:30 PM

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Jan 20th, 1:15 PM Jan 20th, 2:30 PM

Learn the Signs. Act Early.: Developmental Monitoring in the Classroom

Room 2904 A

Developmental Monitoring is important for helping to assure that all children reach their full potential. In this engaging session we will tell you about how you can get FREE training and FREE materials to help you get started in monitoring the development of the children in your care. In addition, we will talk about what to do when you have concerns about a child's development.