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Signing with Babies and Young Children Course

A child development course supporting the Early Years Foundation Stage

This course is for anyone interested in using signing to accelerate the learning and development of children aged 0 – 6 years.

Little ones speak earlier, have larger vocabularies, behave better, speedily acquire phonics and most importantly, are happier and content and enjoy learning.

Edexcel Level 3 BTEC Award and 6 credits

  • Gain a recognised Edexcel Award and 6 credits at Level 2 or 3 towards other childcare qualifications.
  • Accelerate children's learning.
  • Introduce early phonics and improve behaviour.
  • Step-by-step guide to everyday practice.
  • Award-winning DVD's, Fingerspelling Phonics Pack, Books and Character Puppet.
  • Support the development of young children in a life-transforming way.
  • Carry out the course activities in your own environment.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the "Signing with Babies and Young Children" course, you will have:

  • A theoretical and practical knowledge of the development of babies and young children.
  • Learned how infant development can be transformed through the simultaneous use of signed and spoken communication..
  • Observed, planned and carried out a variety of activities to support babies and young children's development.
  • Acquired a significant body of signs to use during babies or children's play activities, as well as day to day routines.
  • Learned behaviour management signs, signed phrases and techniques to promote positive behaviour in babies and young children.
  • Introduced early phonic teaching.
  • Recorded and evaluated the impact that signed and spoken interaction has on early childhood development.
  • Developed a strategy for embedding the "Signs for Success" programme in the home and early years settings.
  • Learned how the crucial first three years of a child's life lay in the foundations of literacy development.
  • Joined the "Signs for Success" community and enjoyment spreading the signing word.



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