ECE 231 - Early Language and Literacy Development

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: NONE)

This course introduces students to the language and literacy development of children from birth to age 8. Students will examine the importance of adult interaction as a way to facilitate children’s early literacy skills consisting of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students will also explore the various components of language: oral, written, and nonverbal. Students will learn how to plan purposeful literacy activities in the classroom using the lens of the Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards. This course requires an observation in an early childhood environment in order to complete assignments (F)