ECE 236 : Language and Literacy in Early Childhood Education

Overview of language and literacy development in children from infancy to age 6. Design and use a variety of language and literacy development activities with young children.

The student will develop knowledge and understanding of the normal development of language in the young child and the
teacher's role in fostering and facilitating this development.  Hands-on experiences with language stimulation activities and
the application of literature will be offered.  Also, the student will assess and develop techniques for evaluating and using a variety of types of literature with the child.

Course Outcomes

  • Review the process of normal language development from birth to age six and the concepts and theories related to this process.                   
  • Develop an understanding of the teacher's multiple roles in facilitating language development.
  • Recognize the variety of literature for infants, toddlers and young children and its function.
  • Develop techniques in evaluating and selecting literature for young children, ages 6 weeks to 6 years.
  • Develop knowledge and skills in presenting children's literature using a variety of methods.


Additional Information

This is an Early Childhood Education elective course.

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