Cherly Turner, EdS., will lead this 2-hour DECAL approved training. Language is a critical tool that increases children’s abilities to communicate, express feelings and expand vocabulary. It is the foundation of literacy and is what makes reading and writing possible. In this session, we will overview the progression of children’s oral language from zero to four, delineating characteristics and milestones one might recognize as the child grows and develops. We will focus on practical strategies and teachable activities that encourage the developing child toward those progressive milestones.