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English for Child Care

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English for Child Care

Language Skills
for Parents and Providers

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by Marianne Brems, Marsha Chan, and Julaine Rosner

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Available both as a printed book and an enhanced ePUB with embedded audio

English for Child Care: Language Skills for Parents and Providers is a comprehensive text designed to meet the language requirements of adults who care for children. The book consists of three sections: Getting Started, Health and Safety, and Ages and Stages.

The book provides practice for high-beginning to low-intermediate language learners in the integrated skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking, pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. Therefore, the program can be used as the core resource in a language development class for child caregivers and parents. The target audience of the book is students in the following environments:

  • community college and university ESL classes
  • adult and community education classes
  • community based English tutoring programs
  • parenting classes
  • English classes for vocational education and workertraining programs
  • au-pair English training programs

In addition, with the use of the companion CD (mp3), individuals with an interest in English with a child care emphasis/content focus can use the program independently.

  • respond appropriately to English sentences used in the child care workplace, at home, and in school
  • participate in conversations in English with children, parents, and staff in child care settings, at home, and in school.
  • orally and in writing, use level-appropriate grammar to communicate effectively with parents, teachers, and child care providers about child-related topics, such as illnesses and incidents
  • comprehend and respond appropriately to readings related to child care and parenting
  • orally and in writing, use vocabulary words and phrases frequently found in the context of child care and parenting
  • recognize selected aspects of American children’s culture, such as, songs, nursery rhymes, and games, and use these with children


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