BKED 305: Early Childhood Literacy Development (3) (F)
This course emphasizes the process of developmental literacy skills in children ages birth to kindergarten. The course is an in-depth experience providing students with the opportunity to recognize and describe the developmental stages in literacy acquisition. Participants will be provided opportunities to identify factors that influence early literacy development (readiness, family, medical) as well as design a literacy program. Students will examine different literary genres and themes appropriate to young children with an emphasis on resources for children of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Guidelines for the implementation of appropriate literature-based activities will be addressed throughout the course. Students will be required to present a professional development session (including session portfolio) for a selected audience.
Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program.