SPEECHified- For Early Childhood Educators
Speech and language skills are foundational for emotional, academic and behavioural success.
An approved program through the Alberta Professional Development Grant Funding Program
"We enjoyed how engaging and informative SPEECHifed was. The staff really benefited from a SPEECHified Coach coming into the Centre to coach the serve and return in action. We have already seen improvements in some of the children which is so great to see!"
Desiree Chmilar, Executive Director, Beverly Day Care Society and Family Resource Centre
"Since that evening I have implemented all the skills you taught and have seen a drastic improvement in all the children in care, but most of all in the one that I was concerned with. Thank you for the guidance!
Heather, Day Home Provider, NorthAlta
“What a wonderful workshop! Our Northalta educators found the information and videos to be relatable and useful. They thoroughly enjoyed the presentation.”
Arlene McMillan, Agency Coordinator, NorthAlta Family Day Care Service
How Does It Work?
2) Get Skills
Attend your engaging, 1-hour session to learn speech/language- boosting skills.
3) Get Support
Child Care Centres in the Edmonton area invite their SPEECHified coach to their site and receive in-person coaching to implement SPEECHified skills.
Day Home Providers province-wide receive individualized video coaching at their convenience.
See last section below for RATES
Who Can Be SPEECHified?
SPEECHified will be a boost for Early Childhood Educators including but not limited to teachers, classroom support staff, daycare and childcare staff, dayhome providers and consultants, Out of School Care workers, and administrators at all levels.
What Will Early Educators Learn?
After a brief, distilled learning module built on the Brain Story, participants take this "workshop" into their play space and practice the skills during their everyday activities with the children in their care. During a site visit, the SPEECHified coach moves around the various rooms, encouraging participants in their roles and showing them how to apply the strategies in real-time to boost speech and language skills. Through the video coaching option, educators can receive training fit just to them and the children in their care.
Participants will learn to use powerful speech and language-building skills ("SPEECHified skills") applicable to both typically developing children and children with developmental delays. Building language builds strong brains and leads to academic, social and behavioural success.
Early educators learn these skills in the "Serve and Return" framework.
Participants will feel encouraged and reminded of the neurobiological significance of their role to provide high-quality child-caregiver interactions during early child development.
Participants will be able to better support speech and language development by being taught to recognize a child's current ability level (not just where they should be for their age) and knowing how to build from there in simple ways.
Participants learn how to inject speech and language boosting skills naturally into their interactions or activity and to do so more frequently.
Participants build self-awareness of interactions patterns that do not support speech and language growth and are supported in identifying which language-building strategies they personally need to practice through self-evaluation.
Participants are supported in developing goals and plans to increase their skills to grow in confidence
Participants become better family allies and can offer improved support for speech and language goals for children who may have delays.
Rates and Options
Whether Early Educators are just beginning their important journey or if they are more seasoned, they will benefit from and enjoy SPEECHified For Early Educators.
Discover what fits best for your needs.
Approved by the Alberta Professional Development Grant Funding Program
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$60 per participant
SPEECHified for Early Educators- Site Visit
6- 20 Participants*
1-hour Learning Module
1-1.5 hour Team PlayShop
*This option is best for daycares in the Edmonton Area
*If a site receives training for all their educators, they are eligible to be known as a SPEECHified site.
$50 per participant
SPEECHified For Early Educators- Video Coaching
1-hour Learning Module
Individualized Video Coaching:
Participants review the learning module and practice the skills using their Blueprint/Guidebook. They send an interaction sample, and get feedback
*Designed for small sites, dayhomes and groups outside of the
Edmonton Alberta Area