About This Course
This course is designed for early childhood educators and leaders who will be responsible for developing programs and instruction to advance the language and literacy of young learners from birth to 8 years. The course will include a critical examination of current research, theories, and philosophies regarding the four domains of language development, as well as emergent literacy and biliteracy. Strategies for teaching reading/writing to all young children, including English language learners, is a major focus. Teaching literacy will also be framed by a number of issues including differentiation of instruction, children’s literature, and parental engagement.