Looking for continuing education hours? This 3-hour professional training is designed to give early childhood educators everything needed to teach the Baby Signs® Program to infants and toddlers in their centers. With games, songs, and activities liberally sprinkled throughout the training, teachers stay engaged and excited as they learn.
One goal of this program is to help child care programs of any size—big or small—begin enjoying the benefits that come from incorporating signing into daily interactions between children and teachers. The other equally important goal is to help family service agencies (such as nonprofit organizations, hospitals, nanny agencies, child care resource and referral services, etc.) learn how to easily incorporate the Baby Signs® Program into their existing early childhood and parenting programs and their community outreach efforts.
This 3-hour staff training program can also be used for a center or organization to become a Baby Signs® Certified Center. To find a Baby Signs® Certified Center click HERE
Early Childhood Educator Training
This training is offered for 3.0 contact hours of Professional Development credit and has
been approved by the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education
This training is designed to give childcare providers and early childhood educators the knowledge and tools they need to incorporate signing into their classroom environments using the research-based Baby Signs® Program. Participants will learn about the benefits of using signing in their classrooms with hearing children and strategies for teaching and incorporating signs into daily activities and routines.
Upon completion of this course, participants will know:
-The proven benefits of using the Baby Signs® Program in the classroom
-32 of the most useful classroom signs for early childhood classrooms
-The best strategies for teaching signs to young children
-The steps children take along the way toward learning signs
-How to incorporate signs into daily classroom routines
-Helpful strategies for motivating staff and involving parents
By the end of this training, participants should be able to describe at least 3 proven benefits of signing in the classroom with hearing children.
By the end of this training, participants should be able to demonstrate how to teach a sign to a child.
By the end of this training, participants should be able to choose at least 4 signs to incorporate into a daily routine in their classroom.
By the end of this training, participants should be able to recall where to find additional resources to support the use of signing in their classrooms.
By the end of this training, participants should be able to identify at least 3 strategies to promote success in using signing in the classroom setting at their facility.