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Time to Sign with Children

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Online Course Description

Time to Sign with Children

10 hours / 1 CEU

Tuition:  $105

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In-Service Training Course Code:  SIGN

CDA Competency: Enhancement of Social and Emotional Development [10 hours]

Washington STARS Credit: Child Growth, Development, and Learning [10 hours]

Washington Core Competency:  Content Area 1 Child Growth & Development  [10 hours]

>  Early Care & Education Professionals [10 hours] 


Training Session Title:  Time to Sign with Children

Training Type: Annual Continuing Education

Training Delivery Method: Online

Cost: Hourly

Session Length: 10 hours

Amount: $105

Session Level:

Participants will have an opportunity to interact with the trainer/instructor: The student is encouraged to contact the trainer and other student support staff by email, Live Chat, phone for support and resources. Student support hours are 8 am until 9 pm, 7 days a week. Student forum and assignments provide the student with opportunities to share experiences, to engage with the trainer and other students, and to reflect on what they have learned.

Audiences the training applies to: 

  • Family, Friend & Neighbor Care
  • School-Age Care
  • Child Care Center
  • Head Start
  • Military
  • Tribal Nations
  • Family Home Child Care
  • Parents/Relatives

Language(s) used in training: English

Content Focus Group:

  • Infants
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool-Age Children
  • Pre-Kindergarten Children
  • School-Age Children
  • Special Needs 

 Training Methods:

  • Audio-video with facilitation
  • Independent study with supervision 

Description of Training Session:

American Sign Language (ASL) is a language used in the U.S. and Canada that uses no voice. This means that ASL is not derived from English, or any other voiced or spoken language. ASL had its own unique grammar and language structure (or syntax). ASL is a true and natural language where the sign often mimics the experiences with ideas or objects.

This lesson discusses the seven things you should know prior to signing, the six basic components of American Sign Language (ASL), identifying when children are ready to sign, using sign language in your daily routine as well as in the classroom, the three channels of interpersonal communication, and the importance of empathic listening.

Learning Objectives:

  • IDENTIFY seven things you should know prior to signing
  • RECALL the six basic components of American Sign Language (ASL)
  • IDENTIFY when children are ready to sign
  • LEARN to use sign language in your daily routine as well as in the classroom
  • IDENTIFY the three channels of interpersonal communication and the importance of empathic listening

This is a self-paced course that and can be saved and resumed during any point. Assessment question and answer sessions during the course monitor the students’ progress, and support the student’s progression, and learning objectives. There is a test at the end of each course. The questions on the test are completely based on the materials covered in the specific course. The student must get 70% or better to pass the test. If 70% is not achieved, then the training system automatically takes the student back through the course to review the materials that were missed on the test. The student is then returned to the test to try again for a second attempt if needed.


  • Teaching Sign Language
  • Age-Appropriate Sign
  • Alphabet and Number Handshapes
  • Common Signs
  • Playing and Learning
  • Signing Walk
  • Advanced Signs
  • Course Test







CEU courses provided by Successful Solutions Professional Development LLC are offered in partnership with Smart Horizons, and  can be applied toward the educational requirements of a National CDA Credential or CDA Renewal as required by the Council for Professional Recognition.

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  1. Helpful 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Apr 2015

    The video descriptions of the different signs and the other in action videos were very helpful. Seeing the sign in action next to the object that is being signed along with the word being said out loud helped me to remember. Also, the different descriptions used to say how different signs were done were very helpful and even told ways to relate and remember signs.

  2. I got so much out of this training 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Jun 2014

    The videos of trainers demonstrating the signs was really effective. Much more so than the simple illustrations, as there were times when my interpretation of the illustration did not match the video.

    Some of the illustrations would have been more easily understood if offered, or were supplemented, by a profile view. The songs were great, but too fast to learn easily. If I had an option to slow them down or learn them in chunks/lines, I would have picked them up more easily.

    I got so much out of this training and have put it to use with the kids, particularly those who can understand a lot of words, but not speak them yet.

  3. Great Signing Class! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Feb 2014

    I learned a lot. I am impressed by the volume of signs presented. I liked the format that combined pictures and video demonstrations. The signing of children's songs was really good. With the exception of the songs, there wasn't much instruction on phrasing or commonly used signing combinations, but what was presented was probably plenty for teaching hearing kids some vocabulary. Well worth the time and money.

  4. Good Information 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Jun 2011

    Great class! I learned alot and can't wait to use it with the kiddos.

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