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 309. Pre 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.