Academic Catalog

ECE403 Promoting Literacy in Preschool

This course focuses on how literacy develops in young children and the ways in which early childhood professionals can encourage the natural emergence of early reading and writing. This course emphasizes multicultural children's literature and introduces professionals to a variety of multicultural children’s books. This course provides practical supports and strategies for early childhood professionals, such as how to set up a literacy friendly environment, and it provides many suggestions for using classroom materials and centers to support literacy. This course also discusses in detail articles from various researchers in the field, and analyzes a variety of topics that affect the early childhood professional. This course offers an effective approach for guiding early literacy in preschool, and is applicable to most early childhood professionals.