The ZERO TO THREE Critical Competencies for Infant?Toddler Educators™ Professional Development Mini-Series: Supporting Language and Literacy Development provides opportunities for infant-toddler educators to explore, understand, and practice critical interactions with infants and toddlers that support and nurture their language and literacy development and learning. The mini-series is designed for educators who work in home or center-based group settings with infants and/or toddlers. It includes three modules focused on: promoting communication exchange; expanding expressive and receptive language and vocabulary; and promoting early literacy.
|Training approved for||
|Registration deadline||Mar 12, 2019|
|Number of open seats||1|
|Event Owner||YWCA Child Care Resource and Referral|
|Sponsor Phone||(419) 775-5179|
|Target Audience||Classroom Staff / Teacher,Staff working with children with special needs,Program Administrator,Family Child Care|
|Age Groups related to content||Infants,Toddlers|
|Core Knowledge Area||N/A|
|Child Development Associate Area||To advance physical and intellectual competence|
|Early Learning and Development Standards||Language and Literacy Development|
Become familiar with the content, structure, and learning expectations of the ZERO TO THREE Critical Competencies for Infant Toddler Educators™ model and professional development mini-series.
Explain the nature of communicative exchanges and identify ways that young children grow and change in their communication skills over the first 3 years.
Explore teaching strategies and practices that support, facilitate, and extend children’s engagement in communicating.
Recognize the impact of a limited language environment on the development of communication skills.
Recognize the communicative intent that dual- and multi-language learners demonstrate and identify strategies for encouraging and building on it in ways that are meaningful to them.
Recognize the innate capacity for language learning that young children possess.
Identify the components of language and the developmental process of language acquisition.
Identify and analyze teaching strategies and practices that expand children’s expressive and receptive language and vocabulary.
Expand knowledge about young children learning more than one language and the teaching practices that are most supportive.
Identify the benefits to young children of books, rhymes, songs, and other early literacy experiences.
Identify strategies for extending and ensuring the benefits of early literacy experiences to children with limited resources to books and children learning multiple languages.
Present an example of personally meaningful gains in knowledge and skill during the Critical Competencies professional development mini-series and identify intentions and action steps for building on the knowledge and skills gained.