Early Childhood Learning
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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.
Class Size: 25
Scheduled for: Day
Located in: Olympia
Spring 2020: Contact faculty or check offering in Canvas for first class meeting date and time.