Webinar: From Communication to Conversations: Expanding Language Development in the Early Childhood Years


Children's language use grows dramatically throughout the toddler and preschool years. Words and phrases expand daily and children begin to form sentences that go beyond sharing their preferences. Their speech sounds continue to develop and include both predictable, and sometimes adorable, error patterns.  Pre-literacy skills also emerge during this developmental window and lay the foundation for academic success as children approach elementary school. In this webinar, the presenters will discuss decontextualized language, early developing morphemes, timelines for phonological processes, and preliteracy achievements during the preschool years as well as when to worry that a child's speech and language doesn't seem to be progressing as expected.


  • List the four key early developing morphemes that allow toddlers to make sentences   
  • Understand decontextualized language and why it is an important milestone in a toddler's development
  • Explain three common phonological processes and indicators for concern related to a child's speech

Describe three major preliteracy achievements preschoolers master and why these skills help support later reading abilities

The Military Families Learning Network Family Development Early Intervention team is hosting another series of FREE webinars in 2018 and you are invited! These webinars are designed for early childhood professionals who work with military families. You'll receive a certificate for 1.5 professional development hours after the webinar by completing an evaluation and a post-test.


6/28/2018 11:00 AM - 6/28/2018 12:30 PM


Dana Childress


Communication/Language Early Childhood Professional Development Professional Resources