Communicating Is A Key Skill!
Here at Young Scholars Academy we utilize American Sign Language because of the many facets that are being used and taught.
Using American Sign Language for even self-help skills like “more, water, please and thank you, etc.” allow for our teachers to have communication with our toddlers and younger preschoolers when it would otherwise be absent!
Being able to recognize a child’s needs allows for stronger relationships and connections be made in the classrooms. At Young Scholars Academy not only do we seek to provide a great foundation for a solid Early Childhood Education, but it is the connections for a strong social-emotional well-being that take it to the next level!
American Sign Language helps to teach sensitivity to cultural and linguistic diversity as well as nurture an understanding of disabilities. When children are introduced to multiple mediums of communication at an earlier age, they have shown to have a greater range of verbal skills as they age!
ASL helps children with recognizing words that are used in the classroom on a daily basis.
Improved Communication In Child Care
When using ASL and pairing it with words, you are giving the child a tangible way of understanding and using words. Associating a word with a movement or action will help make that word known and easier to learn later.
The muscle memory involved with sign language also helps to stimulate other senses with growth and development!
Each week you can find on our Daily News Sheet the sign language word we are introducing this week that goes along with the curriculum and Scope & Sequence themes!
Continuing sign language in your home as well at school is a great way Young Scholars Academy can partner with you!
We would love the opportunity to show you further how the use of American Sign Language in our classrooms helps to create solid connections Young Scholars Academy has been known for!
Contact Us or call 719-522-9099 today for your child’s future!