Early childhood literacy conference to be held at Macon State

hduncan@macon.comMay 3, 2012 

One of a series of statewide conferences for day care center employees will be held Saturday at Macon State College to teach ways to support language and literacy learning in infant and toddler classrooms.

Between 150 and 200 people have registered for the all-day training, and there is now a waiting list, said Reg Griffin, communications director for the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning.

According to a department news release, DECAL is teaming with the Atlanta Speech School to provide the day care center owners, directors and teacher with training in how to develop a stimulating learning environment that encourages language development. Research shows that when children from birth to 3 are exposed to early language and literacy development, they are better prepared to learn and succeed in school.

The training will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Professional Sciences Center at 100 College Station Drive.

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