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Supporting Parents in Guiding Early Language and Literacy Development

ITEM #: 4400704

What's In This Kit?
This training kit helps teachers understand important skills that children must possess for success in school and in life. This training program contains the following components:

  • Expected training outcomes and learning objectives
  • Training research, models, benchmarks
  • Preparation and implementation steps
  • Handouts
  • The article “‘I Want My Baby to Read’: Supporting Parents in Guiding Early Language and Literacy Development” by Bisa Batten Lewis
  • References and resources
  • Training Certificate for Learner - Certificate of Attendance and Participation

Who's the Target Audience?
The target audiences for this training kit are beginning, intermediate, and advanced Learners who are working with young children (birth through 3 years).

Teacher Skill Level
beginning intermediate advanced
Children's Age Level
infants toddlers preschoolers school-agers birth to 8

Kit Timeline:
Preparation time for this kit is estimated at 1.5 hours. Implementation and actual training time is 3.0 hours, which includes 2 hours of Face-to-Face Training and 1 hour of Independent Study and an Applied Activity Project. An optional Bonus Activity can add up to 1 hour to the training time.

Training Outcomes:

By the end of this training, Learners will be able to:
  • explain the reasons that attempting to teach babies to read is not good practice.
  • identify appropriate language and literacy goals for infants and toddlers.
  • name a variety of appropriate literacy activities for infants and toddlers.
  • develop a plan to communicate with parents about developmentally appropriate practices in language and literacy development.
  • practice answers to parents related to typical questions about infants or toddlers and reading.
These training outcomes address the following American standards:
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) Standards and Accreditation Performance Criteria (2005). More information on NAEYC’s learning standards can be found at www.naeyc.org.

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