Affordable Daycare San Francisco has a carefully crafted program for the best language development of your child. We focus on age-appropriate language development that is specifically tailored to your child, their needs, and their strengths. Our childcare is here to support the fast and effective development of your child’s language. We use the world around us to teach children understanding through association and interaction. Our daycare employs the Montessori teaching method. It is a child-centered teaching approach that encourages the natural interests that your child displays. Learning in this way is the best way to create a positive environment that will help your child to quickly develop important language skills.
Stages of Language Development
There are many different stages of language development. We are trained to recognize each of these stages and to use a variety of methods to help your child to reach the next stage of development. Our infant daycare focuses on the pre-lingual stage. Infants communicate non-verbally. We establish, encourage, and help children to move beyond this. The next stages are the beginnings of your child’s speech. It begins with babbling which develops into words and then into short sentences. Given time and learning, children quickly move on to create more grammatically complex sentences. We have the knowledge and resources to support your child’s development at each stage and at every point in between.
The modeling of language is an essential part of the learning process. Children should hear and be immersed in the language that they are learning. Before they can begin imitating the language it is necessary for them to have a strong understanding of the meaning and rhythm it has. We focus on modeling language as is appropriate to the age and level of understanding of your child. From infants to preschool to pre k, our daycare centers focus on modeling language that suits your child. For young learners in the early stages of language development, we model simple language and use our surroundings to clearly demonstrate meaning.
As well as modeling, it is important that children are given the chance to interact. Conversations are a basic part of life. We teach the back and forth of conversations and encourage your child to participate in them. Constant practice helps children to quickly improve and grow their language skills. Practice conversations are essential at every stage of language development. This includes the pre-lingual stage. Even if a child cannot yet form words or sentences as a response they can still demonstrate some understanding and non-verbal response. At later stages, when responses can be given, we repeat and extend the language that they use. These methods are used to stimulate the growth and development of their language.
Reading is another essential part of language development. Our childcare services focus on developing every area of your child’s language. Reading is a significant part of our language development program. It is also important at the earliest stages of language learning. We work to first familiarize the children with the sounds of words and the physical or pictorial meanings that they have. Next, we focus on bridging their understanding of these sounds with the visual appearances of the letters, sounds, and words. To promote the most effective language development process, we make learning and reading fun and interactive.