A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language.—Gaston Bachelard
As we bid farewell to 2019, many are compiling resolutions for the coming year. Make sure to add become an Alliance member to the top of your 2020 list. The Alliance offers professional support and resources to support you throughout the new year!
Talk, talk talk! Enjoy this short video on Language Modeling and Conversations: Novel Words(ECLKC). Conversations between adults and children promote the development of complex language and thinking skills. Introducing new vocabulary grabs a child’s attention, stoking curiosity and appreciation in both the spoken and written word.
Infants develop phonological awareness within the first five days of life. Babbling babies are practicing the sounds of their languages and laying the foundation for verbal expression. Explore Phonological Awareness (ECLKC) and learn about developmental progression and the effective practices that nurture language in children birth to age 5.
Important Course Updates
Technological updates have been made to several EarlyEdU courses. New versions of the following online courses are available now:
Positive Behavior Support
Resilience and Wellness for Educators
Cognition and General Knowledge
Language and Literacy Development
Engaging Interactions and Environments 1 and 2
Child Observation and Assessment
Child Development: Brain Building
If you are currently using any of the above courses, please order the updated version by logging into the Members Portal and selecting your desired courses from the Courses page. The original courses may lose functionality after December 31, 2019.
EarlyEdU Alliance Highlights Webinar
Sign up now for January’s webinar, Head Start’s Coaching Companion (HS Coaching Companion), with Katie Emerson-Hoss, Higher Education Outreach and Implementation Manager, and Leslie Janes, State Implementation Specialist with EarlyEdU. Discover the power of the HS Coaching Companion, a free
video-sharing and coaching feedback tool for early care and education staff and providers. This tool helps coaching teams work together, even between visits or from a distance.