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How Hanen Helps Early Childhood Education Consultants/Trainers Build Language and Literacy in the Classroom

In your work with early childhood educators, you want to make sure you're equipping them to create environments that are rich in opportunities for language-learning throughout the day. 

Since the development of language and social skills in the early years is so important to the future academic success of preschool children, early childhood educators need to be sensitive and responsive to their students’ communication needs in order for those skills to develop.

That’s why it’s so important for those who train or consult to educators to have practical, user-friendly resources to share with educators that will really help them understand how to promote children’s language and literacy development. It is also critical to be familiar with the principles of adult education so that you can facilitate educators’ learning in ways that foster retention and application of interactive strategies, making long-term behavior change more likely.

The Hanen Centre has developed a specialized training workshop for early childhood consultants/trainers, as well as several practical, research-based resources that can help you effect lasting change in early childhood environments and promote the kind of educator-child interactions that are optimal for learning. 


Workshops for Early Childhood Consultants and Trainers 

Learning Language and Loving It™ Certification Workshop for early childhood consultants/trainers and speech-language pathologists

This intensive 3-day workshop will certifiy you to be a Learning Language and Loving It Trainer and offer the evidence-based Learning Language and Loving It Program to early childhood educators. By offering the Learning Language and Loving It Program, you enable educators to apply responsive interaction strategies within their day-to-day interactions with children, thereby creating environments that build strong language, social and early literacy skills.

The workshop also provides you with valuable transferable skills and a helpful framework for working with educators on a one-to-one basis.

For more information about the Learning Language and Loving It Certificaiton Workshop, click on the link below:
 


You can learn more about the Learning Language and Loving It Program for early childhood educators by clicking on the link below:



 

The ABC and Beyond™ Advanced Workshop for early childhood education consultants/trainers and speech-language pathologists

The ABC and Beyond Advanced Workshop shows you the most effective ways to equip educators with practical strategies for using book reading and everyday conversations and activities to promote the seven building blocks of literacy: oral language, vocabulary, story comprehension, language of learning, print knowledge, and phonological awareness.

The ABC and Beyond Advanced Workshop certifies you to offer the evidence-based ABC and Beyond Program to early childhood educators, and offers you a helpful framework for working one-on-one with educators to help them build literacy into day-to-day routines and interactions.

The ABC and Beyond workshop is open to early childhood educaiton consultants/trainers who have taken the Learning Language and Loving It™ Certification Workshop.

For more information about the ABC and Beyond Advanced Workshop, click on the link below:

To learn more about ABC and Beyond – The Hanen Program® for Building Emergent Literacy in Early Childhood Settings, click on the link below:




Teacher Talk™ Training Series and workbooks

Learning Language and Loving It Trainers also have the option of offering Teacher Talk to early childhood educators once they have facilitated at least one Learning Language and Loving It Program. This flexible series of three one-day trainings is not as intense as Learning Language and Loving It, and does not include the individualized coaching and videotaping of that program, but it does cover the key principles and strategies.

If you are not Learning Language and Loving It-trained, you may still find Teacher Talk workbooks useful in one-to-one consultations or training sessions with educators to teach them simple strategies for fostering language-rich learning environments.

To learn more about Teacher Talk workbooks and the Teacher Talk Training Series, click on the link below:



Resources for Early Childhood Consultants and Trainers 

Learning Language and Loving It™ Guidebook and DVD

The Learning Language and Loving It guidebook is a comprehensive, easy-to-follow guide outlining practical strategies for creating an enriched and inclusive learning environment to foster the social, language and literacy development of young children (birth to 5).

The guidebook’s three-pronged approach aimed at prevention, intervention and enrichment ensures that all children in the classroom benefit, including those who are falling behind.

The Learning Language and Loving It DVD enhances understanding by providing real-life video examples of Learning Language and Loving It strategies in action.

To learn more about how Learning Language and Loving It resources can help you in your work with early childhood educators, and to view sample pages and videos, click on link below:




ABC and Beyond™: Building Emergent Literacy in Early Childhood Settings

Hanen’s latest guidebook, ABC and Beyond, focuses specifically on the promotion of emergent literacy skills in early childhood settings. The guidebook offers educators practical, research-based strategies for building vocabulary and making literacy-learning a fun and natural part of everyday conversations and activities.

Click on the following link to view sample pages and to learn more about how you can use ABC and Beyond: