EARL216 Language & Literacy in Early Childhood

Students learn literacy standards and stages of children's language development within the context of cultural, linguistic and ability diversity. They learn about children's use of language for representing and constructing meaning within the Art as a Way of Learning (AWL). framework. Students create and implement standards-based literacy learning experiences and environments using evidence based practices emphasizing University Design for Learning. Students assess children's learning and build reciprocal partnerships with families and professionals; they use community resources to support children's language growth and development. Course requires 20 hours of (2 hrs/wk) field experiences (labs) in programs serving children Pre-K to Grade 4. Early childhood programs must be a licensed family, group, center, Head Start, faith-based, pre-k or nursery school setting. Additional course fees: $13.00. Child Abuse Registry, Criminal Background Check, and FBI clearances are required. Also available through Online Learning. Video/DVD documentation of student teaching required (online students). Prereq.- EARL106 and EARL107.


3 credits


EARL106 and EARL107

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