The Family Room
Jeff Yao is the owner and sign language director for Sprouting Signs. He is a child of a deaf adult (CODA) and sign language was the very first language he ever used to communicate. Experiencing firsthand how critical American Sign Language (ASL) was to his development he has always wanted to share his gift of sign language with the world. Taking his passion for sign language and his love of children, he decided to become a baby sign language instructor. He has been a teacher for many years providing his expertise to parents and caregivers enabling them to communicate with their children early on before they are ever able to verbalize their wants, needs, and feelings. Throughout his career, Jeff has taught for numerous companies like Kaiser Permanente, Carmel Blue, DayOne Baby, The Cradle Company, Happy Baby, Mon Beau Bebe, Bini Birth, The Family Room, Caro Bambino, OC Doula Collective and at personalized home gatherings. Jeff is elated to have an opportunity to positively impact the lives of babies and their families by teaching them the beauty of sign language in a fun and interactive environment.