SIGN with your BABY®


A fun and exciting program designed to give adults knowledge and skills they need to promote and encourage children's communication using signs. When pre-verbal babies and toddlers are able to replace some of the crying, whining, and screaming with simple hand gestures or signs, it can dramatically improve their relationships with parents and caregivers. Signing empowers little ones and provides significant advantages for talking and language development, literacy, and for communicating everyday needs, wants, and interests. Frustration is replaced with understanding and adult-child bonding!


You bring your child with you to learn together through parent talk, singing, playing, and reading aloud. It's so much fun!!

From birth to age 2 for group classes; birth to age 5 for private classes

See below for 2017 program options and cost.


To register:   Please go to the CONTACT page from the website menu above and fill in your information.
                          In the message section, list your location & program choice (see below), your phone number, and child's age.
                          We will contact you to confirm and provide payment instructions. Thank you!


Parents and other adult family members are invited to register. The complete program consists of 12 lessons/150+ signs, taught in three sections. Each section consists of three classes, meeting once a week. Classes are 45 - 60 minutes long.

You will receive direct instruction and demonstration for how to incorporate signs into your everyday routines; practice opportunities to sign with your child; and feedback and answers to your questions.


Section 1: Getting Started

  • Class 1: First Signs; Mealtime
  • Class 2: Emotions; Dealing with Diapers
  • Class 3: Bedtime


Section 2: Teach Me More!

  • Class 1: Bath and Body; Clothes and Dressing
  • Class 2: Favorite Animals
  • Class 3: Colors


Section 3: I'm On a Roll!

  • Class 1: My Family
  • Class 2: Play Time
  • Class 3: Nature and Weather



2017 Program Choices (choose one)


Bay View Location:    Well-Rounded Maternity Center

                                                   2455 S. Howell Ave.

                                                   Milwaukee, WI  53207


❒   WINTER:   THURSDAYS starting January 19 and ending March 9
                        9:30 am - 10:30 am for babies birth to 15 months

                        11:00 am - noon for toddlers 16 months and up


❒   SPRING:    Section 1: Getting Started  MONDAYS, March 6, 13, 20  
                              5:45 pm - 6:45 pm for babies and toddlers ages birth to 2 years

                              Cost: $35 per family; includes handouts with pictures of signs and supporting material

                                        Pay at first class; cash, card, or check payable to Know and Grow Institute, LLC accepted   

           

                        Section 2: Teach Me More!  MONDAYS, April 3, 10, 17  
                              5:45 pm - 6:45 pm for babies and toddlers ages birth to 2 years
                              Cost: $35 per family; includes handouts with pictures of signs and supporting material

                                        Pay at first class; cash, card, or check payable to Know and Grow Institute, LLC accepted


                        Section 3: I'm On a Roll!  MONDAYS, May 1, 8, 15 
                              5:45 pm - 6:45 pm for babies and toddlers ages birth to 2 years
                              Cost: $35 per family; includes handouts with pictures of signs and supporting material

                                        Pay at first class; cash, card, or check payable to Know and Grow Institute, LLC accepted


❒   SUMMER:    Section 1: Getting Started  MONDAYS, June 12, 19, 26 
                              5:45 pm - 6:45 pm for babies and toddlers ages birth to 2 years
                              Cost: $35 per family; includes handouts with pictures of signs and supporting material
                                        Pay at first class; cash, card, or check payable to Know and Grow Institute, LLC accepted  


❒   FALL:            Section 1: Getting Started  MONDAYS, September 11, 18, 25
                              5:45 pm - 6:45 pm for babies and toddlers ages birth to 2 years
                              Cost: $35 per family; includes handouts with pictures of signs and supporting material
                                        Pay at first class; cash, card, or check payable to Know and Grow Institute, LLC accepted  


                           Section 2: Teach Me More!  MONDAYS, October 9, 16, 23 
                              5:45 pm - 6:45 pm for babies and toddlers ages birth to 2 years
                              Cost: $35 per family; includes handouts with pictures of signs and supporting material
                                        Pay at first class; cash, card, or check payable to Know and Grow Institute, LLC accepted


                            Section 3: I'm On a Roll!  MONDAYS, November 6, 13, 20
                              5:45 pm - 6:45 pm for babies and toddlers ages birth to 2 years
                              Cost: $35 per family; includes handouts with pictures of signs and supporting material
                                        Pay at first class; cash, card, or check payable to Know and Grow Institute, LLC accepted



Wauwatosa Location:   Authentic Birth Center

                                                         530 N. 108th Pl.
                                                         Wauwatosa, WI  53226

❒   WINTER:    THURSDAYS starting January 26 and ending March 16
                         3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


                                   

❒   SPRING:    Section 1: Getting Started  THURSDAYS, April 6, 13, 20  
                              3:30 pm - 4:30 pm for babies and toddlers ages birth to 2 years
                              Cost: $35 per family; includes handouts with pictures of signs and supporting material

                                        Pay at first class; cash, card, or check payable to Know and Grow Institute, LLC accepted  


                     Section 2: Teach Me More!  THURSDAYS, May 4, 11, 18  

                              3:30 pm - 4:30 pm for babies and toddlers ages birth to 2 years
                              Cost: $35 per family; includes handouts with pictures of signs and supporting material

                                        Pay at first class; cash, card, or check payable to Know and Grow Institute, LLC accepted         


                     Section 3: I'm On a Roll!  THURSDAYS, June 1, 8, 15 
                              3:30 pm - 4:30 pm for babies and toddlers ages birth to 2 years
                              Cost: $35 per family; includes handouts with pictures of signs and supporting material

                                        Pay at first class; cash, card, or check payable to Know and Grow Institute, LLC accepted



❒   FALL:        Section 1: Getting Started  THURSDAYS, October 5, 12, 19 
                              4:30 PM - 5:30 PM for babies and toddlers ages birth to 2 years
                              Cost: $35 per family; includes handouts with pictures of signs and supporting matererial

                                        Pay at first class; cash, card, or check payable to Know and Grow Institute, LLC accepted  

                        Section 2: Teach Me More!  THURSDAYS, November 2, 9, 16 
                              4:30 PM - 5:30 PM for babies and toddlers ages birth to 2 years
                              Cost: $35 per family; includes handouts with pictures of signs and supporting material
                                        Pay at first class; cash, card, or check payable to Know and Grow Institute, LLC accepted         

                     Section 3: I'm On a Roll!  THURSDAYS, December 7, 14, 21
                              4:30 PM - 5:30 PM for babies and toddlers ages birth to 2 years
                              Cost: $35 per family; includes handouts with pictures of signs and supporting material
                                        Pay at first class; cash, card, or check payable to Know and Grow Institute, LLC accepted



Waukesha Location - Know and Grow Institute, LLC

Private classes available upon request

On the CONTACT page, please message us your interest and classes will be designed to meet your needs.

Cost:  pricing for 12-lesson session; includes handouts with pictures of signs and supporting material
         $199 per family

          Pay at first class; cash, card, or check payable to Know and Grow Institute, LLC accepted


 Cost of optional materials:   

          $49.95 + tax for the Sign With Your Baby Complete Learning Kit, which includes the Best-Selling SIGN with your BABY Book,

          DVD Training Video, and laminated Quick Reference Guide.

                            

If questions, email pamela@knowandgrowinstitute.com














More About the Program

SIGN with your BABY® is revolutionizing the way adults view and interact with preverbal babies. Perhaps for the first time in history,

infants and toddlers are able to express their wants, needs, and observations in a manner that is clearly understood by their adult allies. Recent research, coupled with the experiences of parents and childcare professionals, is confirming that using American Sign Language (ASL) signs offers a host of significant benefits.

When Joseph Garcia began working as an Interpreter in the late 1970's, he noticed that hearing babies of deaf parents could communicate their needs and desires at a much earlier age than children of hearing parents. Joseph began to research the use of American Sign Language with hearing babies of hearing parents at Alaska Pacific University in 1987. The results were extraordinary. His research showed that hearing babies who are exposed to signs regularly and consistently at six to seven months of age can begin expressive communication by their eighth or ninth month. This process helps to accelerate the acquisition of verbal language as well.

As a result, Joseph began developing a practical system for teaching the process to parents, a program that first reached store shelves in 1999 in the form of the SIGN with your BABY® Complete Learning Kit. Since then, hundreds of thousands of parents and caregivers have successfully used this program to establish two-way communication, improve daily interactions, and strengthen relationships with their children.


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