San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Making Early Literacy FUNTASTIC for Infants and Toddlers
*This is a one (1) day event - Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Audience: Birth-3: Early Childhood Teachers and Administrators, Speech and Language Pathologists, Early Interventionists, and Home Visitors
Presenter: Paquita Jarman-Smith, SERC Consultant & Smita Worah, Ph.D., SERC Consultant
Engaging infants and toddlers in early literacy activities will give them a great start to using new skills: play, communication and socialization with others, language and vocabulary, and early reading. We now know that enriched early experiences that include intentional positive interaction, meaningful talk, and opportunities to play and manipulate objects and toys are critical while young brains are developing.
The primary outcome of this professional learning opportunity is building early literacy learning for infants and toddlers that is "Funtastic." For early childhood professionals, this includes developmentally appropriate practice in planning safe, engaging, creative environments and materials; creating learning activities to meet the needs of diverse learners of all abilities; learning how to embed Funtastic literacy activities in daily routines using an ecological inventory; and supporting families to use routines at home for early literacy learning.
For registration questions, please contact Nattaneal Wilson, SERC, (860) 632-1485, ext. 268 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For content questions, please contact Paquita Jarman-Smith, SERC, (860) 632-1485 ext. 313 or email@example.com.