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PORTLAND, Ore. – Prevent temper tantrums and accelerate verbal language development through a non-credit workshop at Portland Community College.

In Sign Language for Infants and Toddlers students will learn how to enhance preverbal communication with their child while strengthening the parent-child bond. Instructor Gretchen Sicard will show how to teach sign language to their hearing child by singing songs and reading. Students are encouraged to bring their child of six months to three years old.

The class is from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday Oct. 21 in Room 1565 of the Washington County Workforce Training Center, located at 18624 N.W. Walker Road. Cost is $19.

For more information, call 503-533-2708.

Portland Community College is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, serving approximately 88,200 full- and part-time students. For more PCC news, please visit us on the Web at www.pcc.edu/news. PCC has three comprehensive campuses, five workforce training and education centers, and 200 community locations in the Portland metropolitan area. The PCC district encompasses a 1,500-square-mile area in northwest Oregon and offers two-year degrees, one-year certificate programs, short-term training, alternative education, pre-college courses and life-long learning.

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »

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