Language Development

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Language Development (2 hours / .2 CEU)

Tuition: $21.00

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In-Service Training Course Code:  ECE 0701

CDA Competency: Principles of Child Growth and Development [2 hours / .2 CEU]

Washington STARS Credit: Child Growth, Development, and Learning [2 hours]

Washington Core Competency: Content Area 1: Child Growth and Development  [2 hours] 

 > Early Care & Education Professionals [2 hours]

 Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Human Growth & Development [2 hours]


Training Type: Annual Continuing Education

Training Delivery Method: Online

Cost: Fixed

Session Length: 2 Hours

Amount: $21.00

Session Level: 2

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: 

  • Child Care Center
  • Head Start
  • Military
  • Tribal Nations
  • Family Home Child Care
  • Family, Friend & Neighbor

Language(s) used in training: English

Content Focus Group:

  • Infants
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool Age Children
  • Pre-Kindergarten Children

Training Methods:

  • Audio-video with facilitation
  • Independent study with supervision

Description of Training Session: 

This course discusses components of language development in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, including listening, oral language, and written language. It provides language milestones for each age group, and actions and activities that encourage language development and promote early literacy. This course also discusses early literacy in relation to language development.

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to observe children’s language development to ensure they are meeting language milestones and provide activities and actions that encourage oral language development.


Learning Objectives: 

  • RECALL the three basic steps of listening.
  • IDENTIFY basic listening milestones for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
  • RECALL actions and activities that encourage and promote listening in a child care environment.
  • RECALL components of oral language.
  • RECALL aspects and components of nonverbal communication.
  • IDENTIFY basic oral language milestones for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
  • RECALL actions and activities that encourage and promote oral language in a child care environment.
  • RECALL components of written language, including reading and writing.
  • RECALL aspects and components of a print-rich environment.
  • RECALL actions and activities that encourage and promote literacy for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
  • RECALL the benefits of reading aloud to young children.


  • Language Development
  • Introduction
  • Listening Skills
  • Oral Language
  • Written Language
  • Summary
  • End of Lesson Test 

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. 








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.


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 cannot be done on a mobile device. Cell phones and tablets do not have the required software to run the online In-service courses. A computer with internet access is required to complete the online In-service training.

6) Some students may find that they need to download or update Shockwave, Flash player or Java.

7) Some students may find that they have to update their internet browser, 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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  • 5
    I really enjoyed taking this class, it was very educational.

    Posted by Addy on 4th Feb 2014

    Learning so much about language development in infants/toddlers.

  • 5
    Having the audio with material read aloud was helpful

    Posted by Rachel on 4th Feb 2014

    Having the audio with material read aloud was helpful in my retention of the material presented.

  • 5
    It was easy to understand. It was simple.

    Posted by Bruce on 22nd Jan 2014

    I really enjoyed this class I did not know the Language had so many parts to it.

  • 4
    Live chat was very helpful, thank you!

    Posted by Lina on 17th Jan 2014

    It was very informative and broke up the information well.