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Promoting Language Development

The Learning Language and Loving It Program was designed by The Hanen Centre to provide Early Childhood Educators with practical strategies for helping all children in the classroom build language and social skills, no matter what their learning and communication styles are, and regardless of special needs.

The Learning Language and Loving It Program provides you with practical, research-based strategies for:

  • promoting every child’s language development using natural everyday activities, routines, and play
  • becoming attuned to children’s interests so you can follow their lead, which is known to foster language development 
  • adjusting the way you talk to help children develop more advanced language skills 
  • promoting interaction among the children themselves 
  • facilitating language-learning in pretend play
  • fostering emergent literacy skills

Janet Scott, Resource Consultant
WoodGreen Community Services

Lisa Iozza, Resource Educator
Toronto Children’s Services 

Professional Puzzle

The field of Early Childhood Education is full of terms, some old, some new. See if you can identify what the following acronyms stand for.

1. ELECT = ________________________________________
2. RECE = ________________________________________ 
3. ASD = ________________________________________ 
4. OT = ________________________________________ 
5. LLLI = ________________________________________ 
6. SLP = ________________________________________ 
7. SNR = ________________________________________ 
8. CECE = ________________________________________ 

1. Early Learning for Every Child Today  2. Registered Early Childhood Educator  3. Autism Spectrum Disorder  4. Occupational Therapist  5. Learning Language & Loving It  6. Speech and Language Pathologist  7. Special Needs Resource  8. College of Early Childhood Educators

Janet Scott, Resource Consultant
WoodGreen Community Services

Lisa Iozza, Resource Educator
Toronto Children’s Services