Developing Language with Infants and Toddlers

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Course Number
SB.FF.DLWIAT
Overview
Join staff from the Denver Public Library’s Early Learning Department for a one day (six hour) training to discuss early brain and language development and participate in hands-on activities that can be easily replicated in the classroom to support this early development. Attendees will learn how newborns and toddlers develop and discuss simple and fun ways to talk, sing, read, and play with infants and toddlers to promote healthy brain and language development.

Clock Hours
6

Course Delivery Method
Face to Face

Target Audience
Early childhood program staff that provides care for infants and toddlers, program directors

Recommendations
No prior experience or training required

Fee

There may be a fee associated with this training


Objective
Upon completion, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe the language development process in infants and toddlers and will be able to list two strategies to support language development.
  • List and implement three activities to talk, read, sing, and/or play with infants and toddlers to support healthy language and literacy development.
  • Briefly describe current research and its importance on early experiences, specifically around brain development.
Competencies

This training aligns to Colorado's Competencies for Early Childhood Educators and Administrators.

·         Teaching Practice 11.1: Identifies strategies that support children in communicating their thoughts and feelings both verbally and nonverbally in any language.

·         Teaching Practice 17.1: Identifies and participates in established developmentally appropriate daily learning opportunities to support language and literacy development.

·         Child Growth, Development, and Learning 4.1: Describes current research on the importance of early experiences in the development of the whole child, with particular emphasis on brain development.



Registration
This course is available through Denver Public Library. To schedule a training, please contact the Early Learning Department at the Denver Public Library by completing the event request form, emailing an inquiry to apellicer@denverlibrary.org or calling (720) 685-0320. Trainers are available to travel with adequate notice.

Last Updated 10/18/19 
Additional Information
This course has been recognized as aligned to The Colorado Competencies and meeting best practice standards for adult instruction through the Colorado Shines PDIS Training Alignment Process. The Rules Regulating Child Care Facilities, issued by the Division of Early Care and Learning, Colorado Department of Human Services, take precedence over any course content.

To view Child Care Licensing Rules:
http://www.coloradoofficeofearlychildhood.com/rulesandregulations

For more information, contact your child care licensing specialist.

Please note, instructors will mark your attendance and course completion in the Colorado Shines PDIS within seven days of the course event date. Paper certificates might not be issued at this training. You may confirm your course completion, view, and print an online certificate through My Dashboard – My PDIS Transcript menu navigation of the Colorado Shines PDIS. Please do not upload a course certificate that is already linked to your Colorado Shines PDIS account as this may delay processing of professional credentials.
Course Hours
6.00

Scheduled Event(s) for this Course
Overview
This course is available through Denver Public Library. To schedule a training, please contact the Early Learning Department at the Denver Public Library by completing the event request form, emailing an inquiry to apellicer@denverlibrary.org or calling (720) 685-0320. Trainers are available to travel with adequate notice.

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