June 2021 Ambassador Updates

Bulk Order Update

In collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is updating the milestones for all Act Early materials in fall of 2021.  They have a surplus of Milestone Moments Booklets and will fill orders for up to 500 Booklets when ordered from the CDC directly at the following webpage: www.cdc.gov/ActEarly/Orders.  Please share this information with your partners.

Online Milestone Checklist Now Live!

The Learn the Signs Act Early (LTSAE) team has just released a digital, online milestone checklist that can be used as another option for families to track their child’s development. This checklist features the milestone videos and photos that are used on the LTSAE Milestones in Action website and in the Milestone Tracker app. Families can complete a checklist and email a copy to themselves or anyone they choose, including a healthcare provider, teacher, etc. Please note that this checklist does not account for prematurity. However, a link is provided to a prematurity calculator as a helpful resource for parents that would like to calculate their child’s corrected age.

Visit the LTSAE milestones page and click on any age to get to the checklist. You will see a link to a callout box labeled “Complete an Online Milestone Checklist” on each of the milestone pages. Please share and promote this checklist with your partners. If you have any questions, please reach out to Tiffany Williams. The Spanish version of the checklist is in the works and should be available within the next few months.

New Training: Introduction to Child Development for WIC Staff

The Learn the Signs. Act Early. team, in partnership with the Association for Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN) has developed a training for WIC staff that focuses on the crucial role that WIC providers play in the health and wellbeing of children. The purpose of this 30-45 minute module is to help WIC staff learn what developmental milestones are, how they can empower parents to monitor their child’s development, and how to support families in offering a referral for screening or other services if there is a concern. This training is available to any WIC staff on ASPHN’s website: Introduction to Child Development and Resources from CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” Program – ASPHN. For more information, contact Amber Brown.

WIC Primer

We have a new primer available that helps support WIC staff in implementing the “Developmental Milestone Checklist Program” into WIC. The primer also shares our Online Implementation Guide which is a helpful resource and provides everything a WIC staff member needs to get the program up and running in WIC. It is available in both English and Spanish. Contact Tiffany Williams if you have any questions.