Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Course Description

ECD-212 - Lang/Literacy/Literature Erly Childhood (3 credits)
Prerequisite(s): PREREQUISITES: ECD101
This course will provide an overview of language and literacy development in young children, birth to age 9. The relationship between oral and written language will be investigated. Students will examine and evaluate a wide variety of quality literature that can be used to facilitate children's emerging language and literacy skills. Developmentally appropriate strategies that address the PA Early Learning Standards for language and literacy and the role of teachers and parents in promoting communication and early literacy and in creating print-rich environments will be explored. A weekly field observation in early childhood programs, schools, agencies or therapeutic setting is required. Students must have three current clearances: FBI Fingerprint Clearance, a Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History Clearance, and a Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Child Abuse History Clearance and meet the local requirements of the field placement site.

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