2.5 hour workshop

From Rocking to Reading: Literacy in Infant and Toddler Settings

As a result of participating in this training, infant and toddler educators will learn to support literacy development in their childcare settings.  Discussion will include numerous benefits of reading to infants and toddlers, including bonding, social/emotional development, and language development. This 2.5-hour training will outline literacy development and the importance of reading to this young age group.  
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This workshop should take you approximately 2.5 hours to complete.  Once all course work and the evaluation are successfully completed, you will be awarded a training certificate within 2 weeks.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this training infant and toddler educators will be able to support literacy development in their child care settings. They will have an understanding of the importance of reading and choosing books. 

After completing this workshop, participants should be able to:
  • Define infant and toddler literacy development
  • List characteristics of quality literature for infants and toddlers
  • Identify developmental domains that are enhanced by a literacy rich environment

The Institute for Education and
Professional Development, Inc.

The Institute for Education and Professional Development, Inc. was established in 2005 to provide professional development and consultation services to early childhood programs and educators. We work collaboratively with programs, educators, and agencies to improve the quality of education and care for young children and families.

IEPD has master instructors who provide training, coaching and mentoring services. Each of the IEPD instructors receives training on adult learning principles, training design and delivery, and evaluation. All of the IEPD instructors have worked in the field of early childhood education, bringing their own experiences and "lessons learned" to the training.

Our trainings are fun, engaging, and are filled with important information and resources. We want to work with you, hear your stories, successes and challenges, and provide assistance to help you in your work.
Patrick Jones - Course author
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