Early Childhood Educator Training Center Certification Program

Signing with babies is growing in popularity among directors of child care programs. To service this trend, the Baby Signs® Program has developed an Early Childhood Educator Curriculum to help large and small child care providers incorporate signing into their classrooms. We have worked with both Bright Horizons, Mini-Skools, and many other child development centers around the world, to help them add the Baby Signs® Program to their curricula.

This professional training is designed to give early childhood educators everything needed to teach the Baby Signs® Program to infants and toddlers in their centers.

One goal of this program is to help childcare programs of any size—big or small—begin enjoying the benefits of incorporating signing in to daily interactions between children and teachers. The other equally important goal is to help family service agencies (such as nonprofit organizations, hospitals, nanny agencies, child care resources, referral services, etc.) learn how to easily incorporate the Baby Signs® Program into their early childhood and parenting programs and their community outreach efforts.

If you are a Child Care Center owner or manager, you may order this program directly and certify your center on your own! Click here to order now. If you would like a Baby Signs® Independent Certified Instructor to certify your center, Click here to find an instructor near you.

The ECE Training is a 3-hour staff training program to certify the center or organization to become a Baby Signs® Certified Center. The ECE Training is delivered using the Center Certification Program (CCP). This video-based training enables centers and organizations to train their staff with or without the help of a Baby Signs® Instructor. The training lasts approximately 3 hours—with games, songs, and activities liberally sprinkled throughout to keep teachers engaged and excited as they learn.

The Center Certification Program includes a printed staff training guide, videos, files, and a USB flash drive with the following:

  • Staff Training Guide with step-by-step instructions on how to prepare for and deliver the training.
  • Center Certification Training Video (1)"Overview for Facilitators;" (2) "the Early Childhood Educator Training" providing the heart of the training; and (3) "Baby Signs® Program in Action," a 3-minute, narrated video of babies using signs.
  • Center Certification Training Resources includes the documents needed to conduct the training, complete certification, and market the center's inclusion of the Baby Signs® Program.
  • Baby Signs® Program Introduction Video.
  • Video Dictionary With 150 of the most frequently used ASL signs and 35 baby-friendly modifications.
  • Classroom Resource Files with resources to help staff successfully implement the Baby Signs® Program in their center. Includes posters, parent newsletters, color time pages, logs, and song lyrics.