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ECE 254 Emergent Language and Literacy
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Foundation for early childhood professionals to become knowledgeable about current theories, research, and best practices to understand early language and literacy development.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Define and describe the developmental continuum of oral language, communication skills, and literacy of young children. (CSLO 2)
2. (Application Level) Demonstrate knowledge of the many functions that language serves in the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional domains of development. (CSLO 2)
3. (Evaluation Level) Identify and use strategies to assess young children's oral language and literacy development. (CSLO 4)
4. (Synthesis Level) Develop and plan play-based language and literacy activities that are integrated with other curriculum content areas throughout the learning environment. (CSLO 4) (CLE 3.5.3)
5. (Synthesis Level) Utilize ongoing observation and assessment to implement language and communication activities based on children's abilities, interests, and individual learning needs. (CSLO 3) (CLE 3.5.2)
6. (Application Level) Identify and utilize culturally and linguistically appropriate resources to engage families in literacy development. (CSLO 1)
7. (Analysis Level) Analyze and select literature and resources that are appropriate for diverse learners including emerging bilingual children. (CSLO 1)
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
Students will be able to demonstrate outcomes at the pre-established standards set by the National Association for the Education of Young Children Associate Degree Standards (www.naeyc.org).