Babies Learning Language: Parents as First Teachers

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Date: Friday, June 23, 2017

Course #: W930

Time: 9 a.m. - Noon

Location: Erikson Institute

Cost: $90.00

Credit Available: CEUs; Social Work CEUs; Approved by Illinois Early Intervention Training Program for 1.0 - Intervention, 1.0 - Typical Development, and 1.0 - Working with Families


How does a baby learn to speak? Parents are their child’s first language teachers, but many parents need support to help them develop their child’s vocabulary comprehension, language complexity, and pre-mathematical skills. This workshop will explore the implications of recent research and develop language strategies for child care workers to use with parents and children.


Tammy Steele

Tammy Steele has worked as an Early Childhood Leader Mentor in a Columbia College grant, and as lead facilitator training day care coaches working with 85 classrooms in literacy curriculum. She worked with Chicago Public Schools as facilitator of Annenberg Grant, Chicago Arts Partnership in Education (C.A.P.E.), and Erikson Arts Project facilitating teacher training developing integrated arts curriculum with teachers and artists. She is currently working on a language development guidebook for parents.

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