To sign early, form your non-dominant hand into a fist. Then take your open dominant hand, protrude just the middle finger while the rest of the fingers are spread out, and trace your middle finger up the curve of the non-dominant fist. Think of this as the slow action of the sun peeking through the horizon and starting the day for everyone.
Teach your baby or toddler the early sign when you want to underscore that you are getting up early to prepare them for school on a weekday, or you are getting a head start for a busy weekend of activities.
Teach your child this sign when you want to instill a good, regular habit of getting up early in the day.