Youth Programs & Camps

American Sign Language (ASL) Classes

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Parent & Tot / Mommy & Me Play and Sign Classes

This American Sign Language (ASL) class will empower parents and children to communicate clearly with one another and experience the profound bonding that results. Participants learn and practice signs in a playful setting and learn how to make signing a part of daily life. Topics include: food, drink, family, pets, clothing, transportation, manners, and bedtime. This is a 6-week course. Class is limited to 15 students.

Ages: 0-5 years
Days/Times: Fridays, 9:30 - 10:30 AM
Class Dates: March 8, 15, 22, April 5, 12, 19
Location: Aspen Builders Inc. Activity Center gym, 410 West D St (directions)
Instructor: Mikayla McLaws
Cost: $60 - Includes Practice DVD

It’s Signing Time!

This American Sign Language (ASL) class is based on the award-winning Signing Time and Rachel and the Tree Schoolers DVD Series. In addition to learning ASL vocabulary, participants will expand their problem-solving skills, learn the value of courage and kindness, and much more! Each week, students will receive a signing tip and learn more about Deaf culture. This class is structured similar to the classroom, but with activities, games, and story time. This is a 6-week course limited to 10 students.

Ages: 5-8 years
Days/Times: Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Class Dates: March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9
Location: Aspen Builders Inc. Activity Center gym, 410 West D St (directions)
Instructor: Mikayla McLaws
Cost: $60 - Includes Practice DVD

SigningTime Thank YouInstructor Bio

Mikayla McLaws, founder of Luv2Sign Academy, began learning American Sign Language as a young child. Her best friend in junior high was Deaf and she learned enough ASL to be able to communicate with her and interpret for some classes and sports activities. From that was established a beautiful friendship and a deeper study of her friends’ language and culture. Needless to say, American Sign Language has always been an important part of her life. She graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Recreation Management and then shortly after, her son was born. She began signing with her son and was able to communicate with him before he could speak. Mikayla is now a Certified Signing Time Instructor and is thrilled to be able to bring this beautiful language to many children and families in Tehachapi.

Contact Info:

Luv2Sign Academy
Mikayla B. McLaws, Certified Signing Time Instructor
Phone: 623-249-9095
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