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ECE 2100 Language, Literacy & Interaction with Young Children

Language and literacy development in children birth through age five. Supporting family literacy, assessing language and literacy development, professional resources and planning curriculum to facilitate development of language and literacy in each child. Interaction techniques to support physical, social, emotional, aesthetic, language and cognitive development. Center observation required.

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Education
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: ECE 1200 AND ECE 1201 AND ENG 1201 


  • Describe the development of language and literacy in young children birth through age 5.
  • Describe the influences of each child's family, culture, community and linguistic backgrounds on language, literacy development and interaction.
  • Demonstrate ability to observe and assess language and literacy development of each child and teacher-child interaction.
  • Demonstrate ability to develop curriculum for each child to facilitate development of language, literacy and interaction skills.
  • Describe teacher-child interaction techniques.
  • Identify professional resources and techniques to support diverse family literacy, language and literacy development in young children birth through age 5.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3