Early Childhood Learning

Fall
Fall 2019
Olympia
Olympia
Daytime
Day
Junior-Senior
Junior–Senior
Class Size: 25
16
Credits per quarter

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literacy education

Which factors shape development in young children? How does language develop and affect the learning process? What are the similarities, differences, and influences of first and second language on development? What roles do societal norms and expectations play in the expression of development in children’s lives? How is oral language acquisition related to literacy acquisition and how do we evaluate reading and writing development in children? This program is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in early childhood education, elementary teaching, or social work. Program activities include interactive lectures and workshops, seminars, weekly writing, small-group investigations, and a long-term case study project documenting the growth of one child. Workshops will focus on observing and documenting language development of individual and groups of children; analyzing oral and written language development; methods for determining children’s strengths and needs in reading and writing acquisition; and interpreting reading and writing assessment results. 

This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in:

education, teaching, and social work.

16

Credits per quarter

Fields of study: 
Online learning:
  • Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.
Junior-Senior
Class Standing: Junior–Senior
Class Size: 25
Daytime

Scheduled for: Day

Located in: Olympia