Early Childhood Development

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Baby Signs by Tina C.

Baby Signs by Tina C. offers play classes to teach beginning signs to hearing babies eight to 14 months. Each class in the 6-week series introduces a new set of signs along with parent education topics to help parents understand how babies learn and develop language. A take-home kit is included with board books, music CD, and other reference items to continue signing at home. Babies are exposed to the signs and parents leave with a robust set of signs that allow them into their babies world of thoughts, interests, feelings and memories! The infant-parent bond is strengthened and babies get a head-start on confidence, high self-esteem and early literacy not to mention stress reduction for baby and parent! Only a few classes are taught each year so get in while you can. An additional class is also offered for older toddlers (14 – 24+ months). If parents don’t see a class scheduled on the Baby Signs website they can contact Tina to express an interest and talk about class locations.

 

Home trainings are available for parents who can’t attend a weekday play class.

 

Additional classes include a sibling class (older siblings 2-5 years and baby – expecting to 6 months) and a four-week-series tummy time class to help babies learn to love this ever-important stage of their development.

 

www.babysignsbytinac.com

512-814-0004

babysignsbytinac@gmail.com

Facebook: @babysignsbytinac

Twitter: @babysignsbytina

Youtube: @Tina Cavanaugh

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Brilliant Sky Toys & Books

Toy and book retail from 0 – 12 years of age.

 

www.austintoystores.com

701 Capital of Texas Hwy. D-480

Austin, TX 78746

512-347-8697

atxmanager@brilliantskytoys.com

Facebook: @Brilliant-Sky-Toys-and-Books-Austin-Texas-110617505621729/?fref=nf

Instagram: @brilliantskyatx

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Community Montessori School

The mission of Community Montessori School is to provide authentic Montessori education in a nature-rich environment that cultivates collaboration, curiosity, love of learning, and respect for oneself, others, and the world.  We offer child care and schooling for children ages 8 weeks to 12 years of age.

 

www.community-montessori.org

500 Pleasant Valley Drive

Georgetown, TX 78626

512-863-7920

Facebook: @communitymontessorigeorgetown

Instagram: @cmsgeorgetown

Pinterest: @communitymo0522

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Creative Action

At Creative Action, our mission is to spark and support the academic social and emotional development of young people.

 

Each week we host Saturdays at the Center, where children 0-7 + their families are invited to engage in music, dance, art and theatre classes at the Center for Creative Action. Saturdays at the Center focus on the arts and the developing child, relation based parent/child curriculum and foster community building with parents and children.

 

www.creativeaction.org

2921 E. 17th Street

Bldg. B

Austin, TX 78702

512-442-8773

info@creativeaction.org

Facebook: @creativeactionaustin

Twitter: @creativeatx

Instagram: @creativeaction

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Heartsong Music

We teach Music Together®, the internationally recognized music and movement program for children from birth through grade two and the adults who love them.

 

www.heartsongmusic.net

2700 W. Anderson Ln., Ste. 320

Austin, TX 78757

512-371-9506

heartsong@heartsongmusic.net

Facebook: @heartsongmusic

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The Signing Connection

I am Amy McKnight and I am the owner of THE SIGNING CONNECTION. I teach Infant/Child and Family American Sign Language classes in the Austin/Round Rock/San Marcos areas. In our classes, we learn our basic ASL signs to aid in verbal and pre-verbal communication. By teaching the little ones sign language, it has been proven to decrease the fussiness and tantrums. Learning ASL has been shown to increase IQ, create stronger bonds between parent and child, and promote a measurable increase in vocabulary before the verbal skills have emerged. In our classes we use songs, stories and finger plays to help emphasize the weekly words in our theme-based class. Parents are then confident that they can become the language model for the children and reinforce the signs in the home environment.

 

Amy McKnight

www.thesigningconnection.com

757-846-4287

info@thesigningconnection.com

Facebook: @thesigningconnection

Twitter: @signingconnecti

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Toybrary Austin

Toybrary Austin was created to provide a positive, clean, welcoming environment in which children, parents, and teachers can interact and learn. Toybrary Austin is a toy lending library which stocks beautiful, high-quality, educational toys for children ages 6 months through 5 years old. Our space is divided into a play area for kids, shelves of toys for checkout, and an enclosed room for birthday parties, parenting classes, children’s classes, and other events.

 

www.toybraryaustin.com

7817 Rockwood Street, Ste. 101

Austin, TX 78757

512-765-4174

info@toybraryaustin.com

Facebook: @toybraryaustin

Twitter: @toybraryaustin

Instagram: @toybraryaustin