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Tuning Into Children’s Language

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Tuning Into Children’s Language     

1 Hour

This is a non-CEU Course.  ** DEL MERIT Approved STARS ** 

Tuition: $9.50

Mobile Devices: This course MAY be mobile friendly. However, because every device is different, we are unable to guarantee compatibility.  Our student support staff is unable to provide technical support when students are attempting to use an iPad, tablet or cell phone to complete an online course. Use of an iPad, tablet, or cell phone is at your own risk. 

Washington STARS Credit:  Child Growth, Development, and Learning (1 hour)

CDA Content Area: Principles of Child Growth and Development (1 hour)

Training Delivery Method:  Online

Content Focus Group:  

  • Infant
  • Toddlers
  • Preschoolers
  • School-Age

Training Type: Annual Continuing Education Training

Training Level: 2

Training Language(s): English

Description:  (1 hour) Online Self-Paced – Open Enrollment * Effective language use gives babies and children power to have a say in what they want and need. To encourage their language development, early childhood educators need to optimize children’s speaking and listening opportunities through everyday conversation and practical activities. Modelling language through meaningful communication is the key. This course offers knowledge and understanding of how, why and what to promote for optimum language learning situations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of how children develop language and the relationship between language development and thinking.
  • Learn more ways to promote conversations in the classroom and support children’s vocabulary development.
  • Acquire strategies for developing children’s listening and speaking skills throughout the day.



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2) Student enrollments are activated between 8 am and 9 pm PST, 7 days a week. It can take up to 30 minutes after enrollment for your courses to become active for access. However, in most cases it is within 5 minutes.

3) Enrollments submitted between 9 pm and 8 am (during the night) will be processed by 8:30 am the next morning.

4) Check your email for instructions to start the training. You will receive an email with the word PASSWORD in the subject line. Click on the link in the email, and use the log-in credential provided to access the course.

5) Attention Mobile Device Users! This training is not tested on mobile devices or designed to be used on a mobile device. We are unable to provide technical support if you are attempting to use a mobile device (cell phone, tablet, or any other device other than a computer). And though many students may find that they are able to use their mobile device to complete the course, this training was developed to be done on a computer. Use of a mobile device is at your own risk.

6) This course uses multi-media video presentations. You will be required to view videos on your computer or mobile device in order to complete this course. Some students may find that they need to download Shockwave, Flash player or Java to view videos.

7) Some students may find that they have to update their internet browser, or Java, in order to log into the course, this is most often the case when trying to use Internet Explorer. We recommend Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome for the best results. Our student support staff is happy to assist students with troubleshooting should you encounter technical issues, and will provide common suggestions for solving problems that occur when normal browser maintenance or application updates need to occur.

8) Cancellations and refunds requested within 72 hours after enrollment are available for courses/programs that have NOT been accessed. Refunds and Cancellations will be charged a 20% cancellation fee.

9) Once you log in and start a course, a refund is not available. After 72 hours, the payment credit can be transferred to a different training or to a new student if the training was not started by the original student for up to 30 days after enrollment.

10) Refunds are not available after 72 hours.

11) Refunds are not available for courses/programs that have been started.

12) Washington students must submit an evaluation form with a valid STARS ID number upon completion of the course and a certificate will be emailed to you. Certificates are prepared throughout the day, 7 days a week.

13) Completed courses are recorded in MERIT Monday through Friday, throughout the day continuously, between 8 am and 3 PM. If you complete your training in the evening or over the weekend, it will be recorded on the next business day during those hours.

14) During the last two weeks of December, expect longer processing times for enrollment and certificates due to the high volume enrollments and completed trainings during the year end rush. We recommend enrolling and completing your training prior to the end of December whenever possible.

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  1. Interesting Course 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Nov 2015

    It was interesting to me to learn about the development of the larynx from infant to toddler. Also, to hear that children are using a different part of their brain to learn language than adults would use...that's why it's easier for them to learn multiple languages.

  2. great site 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Feb 2015

    I appreciated the videos because I learn better by seeing and hearing

  3. The training was great 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Feb 2015

    The training was great and had many recommendations. The text was very useful

  4. Excellent Training! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Jan 2015

    It was an excellent refresher for me, I had forgot about the drop of the larynx and how difficult it is to learn to speak.

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