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2501 South 1st Street
Springfield, IL 62704
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"Hand in Hand, We learn new words together."

Verbal Routines for Increasing Language

News Oct 25 "Ready, set, go!" It's a verbal routine you probably use every day with your child, but do you know why...

downloadBig Pumpkin!

Newsletter Oct 25 Next week we will continue our unit on pumpkins! When looking at pumpkins, compare sizes using words such as "big, little, large, tiny, small, giant, etc". See the attached newsletter on

downloadRoom on the Broom

Newsletter Oct 15 This week we will be reading "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves" and "Room on the Broom". We will be working on vocabulary, sequencing, and retelling a simple stor

3:1 Rule for Increasing Language

News Oct 7 When you're playing with your child it's important for him/her to uswe language spontaneously....

downloadGo Away, Big Green Monster!

Newsletter Oct 7 This week we will be reading, "Go Away, Big Green Monster" and other monster stories! This is one of my favorites for this time of year. We will be working on body parts, descriptive word

+1 Routine for Increasing Language

News Sep 20 After your child acquires their first 50 words, children start to combine single words into phrases....

downloadFall is here! (almost)

Newsletter Sep 20 I don't know about you but I am so ready for Fall! Cooler weather, beautifully colored trees, and all things pumpkin! Check out next week's newsletter and ways you can expand your child'

What is an SLP?

News Sep 10 SLP stands for speech-language pathologist. SLPs focus on communication....


News Aug 16 I am excited to be starting my 12th year at the Early Learning Center! This year I will be serving Mrs. Gwaltney, Ms. Hunter, and Room 162. I am excited to meet all my new students and to watch their growth throughout the year!

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