Teach Baby Signs® Classes and Workshops
Are you passionate about helping babies communicate? Do you love teaching and working with children? If so, then you might be interested in becoming a Baby Signs® Independent Certified Instructor!
As an Independent Certified Instructor, you'll have the opportunity to teach Baby Signs® classes to families and professionals in your community. You'll also have access to our comprehensive training program, as well as ongoing support and resources.
The Baby Signs® Program offers the most comprehensive line of classes for parents and early childhood professionals. Each class is:
By becoming a certified Baby Signs® Independent Certified Instructor (ICI), you can join our growing community of instructors teaching worldwide. Baby Signs® ICIs include educators, speech-language pathologists, social workers, therapists, interpreters, parents, child development professionals, and those who enjoy working with children and families. Many instructors teach at community-based hospitals, state programs, parenting programs, child development centers, community centers, and other children's health and educational organizations, including Child Development Centers on US military bases around the world.
What's Included in the Business Kit?
When you become a certified Baby Signs® Instructor, you'll receive a full Business Kit with lesson plans, marketing resources, and exciting teaching tools!
Note: As of 1/1/23, BeeBo™, the Baby Signs® Bear puppet, is no longer included in the business kit.
Drs. Acredolo and Goodwyn have developed clear and complete lesson plans for all Baby Signs® workshops and classes. Even inexperienced teachers will feel confident because they have the tools to deliver exciting and informative classes. We provide training in infant sign language, early childhood development, and a certification to teach the Baby Signs® Program.
As a new ICI, you will receive a self-paced training program consisting of written and video materials that you can complete at home on your schedule.
All Independent Certified Instructors have free access to Baby Signs® Support Resources. The Baby Signs® Program maintains an Instructor Directory, so families can contact their local instructor for class information. New ICIs are provided information about starting a business, creating a marketing plan, and giving exciting classes and workshops. Instructors offer support and encouragement to each other through chats, emails, and daily discussion boards. In addition, ICIs can easily access the Instructor Support Site and download forms, fliers, marketing materials, and other essential documents.