Head Start programs in all 50 states use Language is the Key for staff development and parent education. The program teaches strategies that are effective with preschool children who are developmentally “on-target” and with children who have developmental delays. Both teachers and parents learn to use the strategies quickly and easily.
Language is the Key is available in many languages so programs can address the needs of diverse families.
For Early Head Start, the strategies presented in Language is the Key can be used with infants and toddlers. You can never start too early!!!! For Head Start, more complex conversations with adults can be supported and enriched when adults use the CAR strategies.
The Mediated Learning Curriculum CD is used in many Head Start and Early Head Start programs because it was specifically designed for including children with disabilities. All activities have three different levels of expectations to address the goals of diverse children.
I have always believed in a family-focused approach to early intervention and Language is Key has been a marvelous tool!
Grace M. Libardo Alvarez M.S, CCC-SLP
Providence Speech and Hearing Center