These courses are designed to walk participants through key instructional strategies that will help increase language and vocabulary development in young children. 0.2 CEUs will be awarded upon successful completion of each two-hour module.
All classes will be held 6:30-8:30 pm on Thursdays listed below at the Early Learning Coalition of Lake County, 1300 Citizens Blvd, Suite 206, Leesburg, FL 34748.
- Scaffolding (LVP1) July 18th – #8795
Participants will learn the Language Scaffolding Strategy, developed to help preschool teachers expose young children to a wide variety of vocabulary words, and to encourage the use of every opportunity during the school day to build language skills.
- Book Embedded Vocabulary Instruction (LVP2) July 25th – #8796
Participants will learn Book Embedded Vocabulary Instruction as a strategy that facilitates vocabulary teaching and learning; allows children to learn new vocabulary words within engaging activities; increases oral vocabulary; and provides children with opportunities to hear advanced vocabulary.
- Dialogic Reading (LVP3) August 8th – #8797
Participants will learn Dialogic Reading as a strategy used with books to promote vocabulary and oral language skills. In Dialogic Reading, the book becomes a shared visual and verbal context in which you and your children can learn new words.
- Think, Show, Tell, Talk (LVP4) August 22nd – # 8798
Participants will learn Think, Show, Tell, Talk as a useful strategy for promoting language and vocabulary development by using a specific routine to label objects or actions during daily classroom routines.
Space is limited to 20. Registration is available through the Department of Children and Families (DCF) Child Care Training System at
Please note, once a training is full it will not appear in the system.