Planting Seeds for Early Learning
Signing Workshops for Family and Early Childhood Educators
Training for Families and Early Childhood Educators in using American Sign Language to Promote Early Communication, Brain Development and Literacy
Do you know that learning 10 signs will conquer 75% of your childs frustration?
At our workshops you will learn the benefits of using baby signs and toddler sign language in a "How To" in a fun and easy way.
We will provide you with the best baby signs and toddler signing solution for over 35 years using American Sign Language as outlined by Dr. Joseph Garcia.
Early Childhood Educator Workshops
Would you like to have an easy way to manage your classroom, bring entertaining ways to support pre-literacy skills, incorporate music & movement, child development, and in addition work with your special needs children easily?
Be part of the growing SNB community of teachers, centers and schools using ASL in your classrooms and let us support you with your goals.
Our workshops are tailored for the Early Childood Educator. We provide S*CCEEDS level training in Arizona and we are active members of both AzEYC and NAEYC.
We were featured speakers at NAEYC National Convention in Chicago, IL in November 2007 and will be speaking at the National Head Start Association Conference in Orlando, FL in April 2009. We provide the same level of training in Arizona.
Sprouting New Beginnings now has a special program for your center to become a Sign2Me Early Childhood Program member! Contact us for more information.
Now your childcare center has the opportunity to enhance revenues and strengthen its competitive position by developing your reputation as a signing resource in your area.
The Northlight Childcare Advantage Program (NCAP) is designed for centers that recognize the significant benefits obtained by incorporating an American Sign Language (ASL) program into their regular curricula. NCAP gives you the resources, tools and support to facilitate a quality signing program, utilizing the products and services of Sign2Me.
For more information on our special program visit our website at: http://sproutingnewbeginnings.com/Adopt.aspx
Who We Are...
Jennifer Matthews, M.Ed
Jennifer received her Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education from Glendale Community College, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Family Studies and an emphasis in Child Development, a Post Bach in Elementary Education and a Masters in Special Education with emphasis on Birth to Five from Arizona State University.
Jennifer is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and is part of the certified Sign2Me presenters’ network, which means Jennifer has had formal education in American Sign Language (ASL), she is also a certified Career Level trainer with S*CCEEDS with the Arizona Association of Child Care (ASCC) and an Adjunct Professor with Rio Salado Community College in Arizona.
Jennifer is a mother and an early childhood educator that uses sign language in the classroom with her Kindergarten students. Morgan, her 6-year-old daughter signed her first word, milk, at 11 months old.
In previous years Jennifer has been a family facilitator in the New Directions Institute (NDI) for Infant Brain Developments Parents as First Teachers program. Through this community-based program Jennifer has conducted monthly parent workshops in Maricopa County, AZ that provided parents and caregivers with training and tools to help infants, toddlers, and preschoolers develop healthy brains and enter school ready to learn. Through this experience Jennifer developed a passion and interest in early brain development. Jennifer views sign language as a tool to promote healthy brain development in young children.
For More Information...
For more information please contact us by calling (480) 575-1770 or e-mail email@example.com
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