The Hanen Programme

The Genesis Programme delivers the Learning Language and Loving It Programme and the Teacher Talk series.

Learning Language and Loving It™ - The Hanen Program® for Early Childhood Educators
In any preschool classroom, the needs of children can be very diverse, and some can be much harder to engage and teach than others. This makes your job as an early childhood educator difficult when you’re trying to make sure that every child in your classroom is given the best possible opportunities for learning.

The Learning Language and Loving It Programme was designed to provide early childhood educators with practical strategies for helping all children in the classroom build language and social skills, no matter what their learning and communication styles are, and even if they have special needs.

The Learning Language and Loving It Programme provides you with practical, research-based strategies for:

Promoting every child’s language development using natural everyday activities, routines and play
Becoming attuned to children’s interests so you can follow their lead, which is known to foster language development
Adjusting the way you talk to help children develop more advanced language skills
Promoting interaction among the children themselves
Facilitating language-learning in pretend play
Fostering emergent literacy skills


Teacher Talk™ Training Series for Early Childhood Educators/Teachers
To introduce early childhood educators to the Learning Language and Loving It™ approach, The Hanen Centre developed a flexible series of three 1-day trainings called Teacher Talk.

If you work in an early childhood setting, Teacher Talk can provide you with core strategies from the Learning Language and Loving It Programme for Early Childhood Educators to help you create rich and stimulating language-learning environments for the young children you work with

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