EDEC 309 Literature for Young Children

Emphasis on the literary merits of early childhood literature and how to use children’s literature as a teaching tool. Offers a myriad of developmentally appropriate strategies for sharing high-quality literature with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary-age children for developing language and literacy skills, fostering cognitive, moral, social, intellectual, aesthetic, and creative development in young children. A combined total of 100 fieldwork hours in EDEC 300, SPED 321, EDEC 304, and EDEC 309Pre Student Teaching Practicum I (EDEC 304) placement will be scheduled three times a week (Monday through Friday), 8:00AM-04:00PM, in a preschool and/or infant/toddler setting. NOTE: Candidate must pass the fieldwork requirements in order to pass the course. 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.




EDEC 204, EDEC 205, EDT 201 and EDEC 206.Taken concurrently with EDEC 300, SPED 321 and EDEC 304. Candidates must complete IT Module 3 and Infant/Toddler Mental Health Modules 1 & 2.

General Education


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