EDEC 201 Language & Literacy for Early Childhood
Critical understandings central to birth through five language and literacy development. Emphasis is placed on analysis of different theoretical views on the connections between language and culture; application of scientifically-based research and best practices aligned with the Common Core State Standards to language and literacy instruction for infant/toddler and young children. Topics include language development, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency for English and non-English first language speakers and children with exceptionalities. A combined total of 60 fieldwork hours in EDEC 201, EDEC 202, SPED 301, and EDEC 203. Fieldwork placement will be scheduled twice a week (Monday through Friday), 8:00AM-12:00PM, in a preschool and/or infant/toddler setting. NOTE: Candidate must pass the field experience 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.