These 30-minute preschool-style classes are designed to be taught to a group of children in a daycare setting with the daycare provider(s) present. Class lengths and topics can be customized to the needs of each daycare, whether in-home or center. When Levels 1 and 2 are taught in this setting, each of the eight lessons are extended into four classes with a focus on 3 signs per class. This allows the children more time to become familiar with each group of signs; children are more likely to remember and use the signs due to increased repetition and focus on each topic. Signs are taught using songs, games, activities, and books. At the end of each class, take-home handouts are given to daycare providers to send home with each family at the end of the day. When Levels 1 and 2 are taught, daycares are required to purchase a minimum of one manual per home or center for use and reference by daycare providers. Manuals are available for purchase by parents of children in the daycare.
Cost: $5 per child per class, due at the end of each month. ($30.00 class minimum). Each manual is $30 and includes full-color photos of each sign, the ASL alphabet, lyrics for 1-2 songs per lesson, and a music CD.