EDEC 302 Literacy for Early Childhood

This course provides critical understandings central to birth-3 language and literacy development. Analysis of different theoretical views on the connections between language and culture, use of children's literature, and play-based curriculum. Application of scientifically-based research and best practices aligned with the Common Core State Standards to language and literacy instruction for all children, with emphasis on language development, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency for English and non-English first language speakers, and children with exceptionalities. 30 hours of Field Experience required.  CT law requires fingerprinting and a criminal background check for the field experiences in this class.  Fingerprinting must be completed prior to the beginning of class.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

Admission to the Professional Program in Early Childhood Education.

General Education