Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

EDC 218 Language and Literacy in the Early Childhood Curriculum(RNL)

3 hours; 3 credits. The course examines early communication and spoken and written language in the early childhood curriculum (infancy through prekindergarten), by providing (1) an overview of how very young learners communicate and learn language, including English language learners, (2) an inquiry-based focus on practices and curricula that promote communication, talk, and emergent literacy in educational settings for children with a range of abilities, and (3) a sociocultural framework for teaching in the diverse contexts in which teachers and children can work toward social justice. This course includes one day of field work per week. Prerequisites: EDC 108, EDC 215 and a GPA of 3.0