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Programs for Early Childhood Educators

Hanen Programs® for early childhood educators are led by speech-language pathologists and early childhood education consultants/trainers who have received specialized training from The Hanen Centre.

Based on the most current research in early childhood education, these child-centered programs are designed for educators who work in a variety of early childhood settings, including childcare, preschool, nursery and kindergarten programs. In a comfortable, small-group environment, program participants gain the knowledge, skills and tools they need to make language and literacy-learning a fun and natural part of every child’s day.

The Hanen Centre has developed the following programs for early childhood educators:

Learning Language and Loving It™ — The Hanen Program® for Early Childhood Educators

Learning Language and Loving It is an in-service education program that equips you with practical, interactive strategies for building the social, language and early literacy skills of preschool children. Thanks to the program’s three-pronged approach aimed at prevention, intervention and enrichment, you’ll learn how to ensure that every child in the classroom receives the support he needs – including those with language delays and those who are second-language learners.

To learn more about the Learning Language and Loving It Program, click on the link below:  





Teacher Talk™ Training Series

Teacher Talk is a flexible series of 3 one-day training sessions designed as an introduction for educators to the Learning Language and Loving It approach. While Teacher Talk training is not as intensive as Learning Language and Loving It, it does cover the key principles and strategies of that program.

To learn more about Teacher Talk, click on the link below:




Note: If your organization is interested in hosting Teacher Talk to train its staff, Hanen may be able to send a Teacher Talk Trainer to your organization. Please send an email to teachertalk@hanen.org for more information.


ABC and Beyond™ — The Hanen Program® for Building Emergent Literacy in Early Childhood Settings

ABC and Beyond, Hanen’s newest program for early childhood educators, focuses specifically on the promotion of emergent literacy in early childhood settings. You’ll learn practical strategies for using book reading and everyday conversations and activities to promote the six building blocks of literacy: oral language, vocabulary, story comprehension, language of learning, print knowledge, and phonological awareness.

To learn more about the ABC and Beyond Program, click on the link below: