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Sweet Signs with Julie
An American Sign Language Based Program for Hearing Babies & Toddlers

Looking for Baby & Toddler Sign Language Classes in Barrie?
You’ve Come To The Right Place!


Click Here For; Sweet Signs Website


Sweet Signs is an American Sign Language based program for Hearing Babies & Toddlers. It is designed to improve and ease communication between you and your pre-verbal baby.

Your baby is eager to communicate with you! Join us in our next class or workshop where you and baby can learn a valuable skill together and have fun at the same time!

At Sweet Signs we use story telling, songs and other fun activities to discover this wonderful new world. You will learn many signs, as well as how and when to introduce them to baby. You will also learn the many benefits that signing brings to the whole family!


Don’t miss this special opportunity to bond with your baby while reducing frustration for both babies and parents!

Presenter Profile
Qualifications;

~Completed levels 101, 102 & 103 of the “Signing Naturally” curriculum through the Canadian Hearing Society.

~Julie has received her Early Childhood Education Diploma, with Honours, from Seneca College and has been working with children and families in various settings for the past five years.


~Julie is having a wonderfully successfull time, in teaching her daughter to sign! She was signing when she was only 10 months and she is still continuing to learn at 2 1/2 years!

~Julie and her daughter Zoë have been attending Sweet Signs classes since 2004.
A certified SIGN with your BABY ® presenter. She has achieved Sign2Me ® Presenters’ Network Level I Certification, an official acknowledgement of their proficiencies and high professional standards.


Hello! My name is Julie Gropp and we are a Sweet Signing family! We started taking classes with Brandy when Zoë was just 5 months old. I have always been interested in American Sign Language and as an ECE it made perfect sense to give my child the ability to communicate at the earliest possible opportunity.

At about the same time I started to take adult American Sign Language classes and am continuing to learn. Zoë started signing at about 10 months and hasn’t really stopped (She’s 2+ now!)! I am confident that her ability to sign her needs and wants has saved us countless hours of frustration and helped her feel understood and loved.

I am really excited about helping Brandy give this opportunity to other families and I look forward to meeting many of you!

Click here to view our current schedule;
Sweet Signs Website


Getting Started Workshop*:
In this one time workshop you will learn how to get started on your own.
You will receive valuable information on how and when to begin signing
with your baby as well as many important signs and songs to get you going.
Grown-ups or babes in arms only for these!
Includes the Getting Started Workshop Handbook. Bring Daddy, Grandma or any other of your child¡¦s caregivers for only an extra (up to 2 caregivers)!!
Cost:


Sweet Signers (Level One - Six Weeks)**:
Just getting started? This is the class to start with.
Classes are an hour and a half for six-weeks. All ages welcome!
Parents, caregivers or other family members may attend with baby.
Includes; registration for baby and up to two caregivers, nine hours of class time,
a copy of Baby’s First Signs board book, the Sweet Signers Handbook
and My Baby’s Sign Book photo album .
Cost: 5


Sing & Sign (Level Two - Six Weeks)**:
Did you love level one?! Looking to continue your signing? Join us for Sing & Sign!
Classes are one hour and fifteen minutes for six weeks. All ages Welcome!
You must have completed Sweet Signs Level One before attending this class.
Includes; registration for baby and up to two caregivers, seven & a half hours of class time, the
Sing & Sign Handbook and Signing Time Volume 4-6 Music CD.
Cost:


Level Three - Six Weeks**:
You asked for it and here it is!
Continue to expand your signing vocabulary in the all new level three class!
You will learn at least 140 new signs as well as 18 all new songs.
Classes are one hour and fifteen minutes for six weeks.
You must have completed Sweet Signs Level One & Two before attending this class.
Includes; registration for baby and up to two caregivers, seven & a half hours of class time, the
Sweet Signs Level Three Handbook and Signing Time Volume 10-12 Music CD.
Cost:

Drop-in Signing Playgroup"
Date:
Every Saturday from October - May
Time: 9:30am – 11:30am
Location: Tykes Town - South Barrie (Map;Tykes Town)
Cost: ONLY !
Purchase a 10 class, pass card for only and save !

We have teamed up with Tykes Town Pre-school to create the best playgroup in town!
Join us for a morning full of fun including Circle Time (songs, signing, puppets and stories),
Creative Time (playdough, painting, and more) and Playtime in Tykes Town spacious play area!

Tykes Town & Sweet Signs Playgroup Schedule
9:30 - 10:00
; Free Play
10:00 - Welcome Circle (songs, stories, puppets and signing!)
10:30 - Parent & Child Centres
11:00 - Goodbye Circle (songs, stories, puppets and signing!)
11:30 - Hometime

Snacks and beverages (including bottles and sippy cups)
are welcome in our designated snack area.

Please remember that we are a PEANUT FREE facility!
Please bring your indoor shoes or sock feet.
See you there!

Please Note: There will be no playgroup on holiday weekends. You can always check our NEWS page each week to make sure playgroup is on!


Helping Hands (Train the Trainer - Four Weeks)**:
Please contact us for more details on this course.
We can specially design a course for you and your group.
Cost: to be individually determined

Daycare & Preschool Group Rates Available
Resource Packages Available to Purchase



All classes are strictly limited to 8 babies & their families.
Some classes must have a minimum number of participants to run.

*Pre-Registration is required.
**Pre-Registration & Pre-Payment are required.

Class sizes are limited and fill up quickly so call now to save your spot!


Sweet Signs is available to come to you!
Sweet Signs is now serving families in (but not limited to) the following locations; Alliston, Angus, Aurora, Barrie, Bradford, Borden, Collingwood, Essa, Innisfil, Midland, Newmarket, Orillia, Schomberg and Tottenham.

If you do not see a class in your area, please contact Sweet Signs. (contact information available at the bottom of the page)

The Current Schedule is Now Available On;

Sweet Signs’ Website


Classes fill up quickly! Don’t be disappointed! Call or email now to reserve your spot!!

Registration and More Information
For more information or to register please contact Julie Gropp.
Phone: (705) 423-1113
Email: julie@sweetsigns.ca
Sweet Signs Website

NOTE: All of the individuals and/or organizations listed herein operate independently of and are not directly affiliated with Sign2Me®/Northlight Communications. The above information is provided solely as a service to parents and caregivers seeking signing resources in their community. None of these programs have been reviewed, approved, or endorsed in any way by Sign2Me® and we take no responsibility for the quality, format, or content provided.
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