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CPIN: Language and Literacy-Vocabulary, Dialogic Reading, and Writing (3-part series)

Dec. 8, 2022 5:30pm to Feb. 16, 2023 7:30pm

Language is one of the most crucial tools children acquire, one that is essential for cognitive development, reading achievement, and overall school performance, as well as for social relationships. In this virtual learning experience you will recognize that the number of words children learn is strongly related to school success, because reading comprehension depends on it.  This virtual workshop will provide early childhood educators with an opportunity to learn about dialogic reading, its definition, and the importance of this strategy. And finally, we will conclude this series by highlighting how the development of writing depends on understanding what a particular written language looks like and the thinking skills of writers.

Participants will:

Explore key concepts from the California Preschool Learning Foundations and the California Preschool Curriculum Framework Volume 1, in the Language and Literacy domain with an emphasis on vocabulary, dialogic reading, and writing. 

Recognize how reading results in a substantial positive change in language development.

Will find that teacher-child interactions have positive effects on children's language skills.

Learn how to integrate writing into everyday transitions and routines.

Practice using the Preschool Learning Foundations and Preschool Curriculum Framework to intentionally plan developmentally appropriate, cultural, and inclusive strategies that promote the development of skills, knowledge, and behaviors related to language and literacy development.

Level: Introductory
Audience: Teaching/Administrator/Leadership Staff
Age Range: Birth to 5 years

This training has been developed to support learning through active engagement. To receive credit for attendance, please note it will be expected of you to participate in any of the following that may take place throughout the training: breakout rooms, chat box responses, polls, and verbal discussions. Though camera access is not required, we highly encourage you to utilize your camera, if possible. Please do not attempt to participate in a Zoom meeting while driving. We trust that you will take necessary breaks if needed but count on your participation to enrich the learning environment.

Workforce Registry Information: To receive professional development hours, participants will be required to have their CA ECE Workforce Registry number. This 9-digit number beginning with 100-xxx-xxx is required for registering for any of our SDQPI learning events. Participants can access the Workforce Registry website to obtain their ID number. This one-time step must be completed prior to your first professional development event. Please visit for details.

We are no longer providing attendance certificates to show proof of completion for any of our trainings. Professional development attendance hours will be directly entered into the California Workforce Registry (WFR). You can check your attendance in the WFR two weeks after the event, where you can download a copy of your training report for your records.

Location Name: 
Virtual Workshop
Professional Learning Team