Classes

Our classes are available face-to-face in Peoria and Bloomington/Normal, Illinois, as well as virtually wherever you are.

Classes run for 8 weeks and vary in length from 30-45 minutes; program dependent.

Sessions begin 5 times throughout the year, in January, March, June, August, and October. Each class focuses on vocabulary relevant to the program and includes movement, bubbles, parent education, songs, rhymes, and literacy activities. Your enrollment includes a Parent Resource Guide, weekly review emails, private Facebook Group, and tips to extend your family’s learning beyond your weekly class.

We offer 3 programs to meet your child where they are on their language journey.

Ages 3-36 months

This program is for families just starting out on their signing journey. Through our What Is Your Baby Thinking? classes, we will focus on the first 100 words that little ones begin using. American Sign Language vocabulary is taught to help your child express their wants, needs, and thoughts before they’re able to verbally communicate. This curriculum consists of 4 classes that can be started at any point in the sequence.

Ages 18 months-3.5 years

Is your little one talking? Are you looking to expand your child’s vocabulary? Our next class level is designed for children and families interested in adding to their child’s vocabulary through sign language. Many children in these classes are already talking and signs are used as a tool to introduce new concepts and vocabulary. Classes in this curriculum are offered once yearly:

  • Animal Signs (August – October)
  • ABC Signs (October – December)
  • Color Signs (January – March)
  • Counting and Shapes (March – May)
Is your little one talking? Are you looking to expand your child’s vocabulary? Our next class level is designed for children and families interested in adding to their child’s vocabulary through sign language. Many children in these classes are already talking and signs are used as a tool to introduce new concepts and vocabulary. Classes in this curriculum are offered once yearly:
  • Sign as You Grow (August – October)
  • ABC Signs (October – December)
  • Color Signs (January – March)
  • Counting and Shapes (March – May)

Ages 3.5-5.5 years

If your child is preschool-age, we have a curriculum for you! Each weekly class will focus theme-based vocabulary (using American Sign Language) for the unit, including movement, literacy, and hands-on learning opportunities; all incorporating school readiness skills. Classes in this curriculum rotate on a two-year basis and include themes such as:

  • Weather Signs
  • Time to Eat
  • Transportation Signs
  • Shapes
  • ABCs
If your child is preschool-age, we have a curriculum for you! Each weekly class will focus theme-based vocabulary (using American Sign Language) for the unit, including movement, literacy, and hands-on learning opportunities; all incorporating school readiness skills. Classes in this curriculum rotate on a two-year basis and include themes such as:
  • Weather Signs
  • Time to Eat
  • Transportation Signs
  • Shapes
  • ABCs

Summer Sign + Play (offered June/July for 3 months-5.5 years)

The Summer Sign + Play curriculum is designed to be appropriate for learners of all ages and signing abilities. This session focuses on having fun and building vocabulary around a central theme. We offer multi-age classes, perfect for families of experienced signers and/or of multiple children, as well as baby-level classes, similar to those in the Sign to Communicate curriculum. Each weekly class will focus on one topic area and 10-12 vocabulary words/signs associated with that theme.

Classes in this curriculum include:

  • Nursery Rhymes Signs (2022)
  • Sing-a-Long Signs (2023)
  • Animal Signs (2024)
The Summer Sign + Play curriculum is designed to be appropriate for learners of all ages and signing abilities. This session focuses on having fun and building vocabulary around a central theme. We offer multi-age classes, perfect for families of experienced signers and/or of multiple children, as well as baby-level classes, similar to those in the Sign to Communicate curriculum. Each weekly class will focus on one topic area and 10-12 vocabulary words/signs associated with that theme. Classes in this curriculum include:
  • Nursery Rhymes Signs (2022)
  • Sing-a-Long Signs (2023)
  • Animal Signs (2024)

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