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KHSA 2020 Live Virtual Event - Sept. 16 and 17 has ended
Welcome to the Kentucky Head Start Association’s 2020 Live Virtual Event! We are so glad that you are able to join us for what we hope will be a useful and timely online experience.

KHSA is pleased to be able to offer this virtual conference for FREE to any and all participants - the more the better! Please remember that this event is an experiment in delivering content virtually, so there may be small technical glitches.

Please review the schedule below and choose those sessions that you are most interested in attending. While they are labeled by topic and type, you are free to attend any session(s) that you prefer. And don’t worry if you miss a session - they are all being recorded and will be made available at a later date.

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Wednesday, September 16 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Helping Infants and Toddlers Develop Language and Communication Skills

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Books are the cornerstone of literacy but what the children hear is the cornerstone of language development. In this session we will be describing and defining milestones for children birth to 3 and how the milestones affect the process of acquiring language and literacy skills. We’ll look at which books are appropriate at different stages of development. We will brainstorm the best ways to apply what we’ve discussed to real world situations. Finally we will examine the impact that the teacher plays in the children’s acquisition of language.

As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • integrate various opportunities into the learning environment that support curiosity, thinking and problem-solving for children
  • describe ways of interacting with children using encouraging and nurturing words and actions

Speakers
avatar for Patti Jo Wilson

Patti Jo Wilson

Lakeshore Learning
As a former education director, deputy director for education, and teacher—with more than 25 years ofeducational experience in Head Start, UPK, child care, and elementary and middle school programs—Patti Jo has an uncanny ability to connect with others in the field from parents... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
KHSA Zoom Breakout Room 2