ECED& 180 Language and Literacy Development • 3 Cr.


Develop teaching strategies for language acquisition and literacy skill development at each developmental stage (birth-age 8) through the four interrelated areas of speaking, listening, writing, and reading. Previously EDUC 150. Either EDUC 150 or ECED& 180 may be taken for credit, but not both.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Define language acquisition and early literacy; describe developmentally appropriate literacy behaviors.
  • Discuss the value of early literacy learning and the role of adults in promoting the “power and pleasure” of literacy.
  • Analyze and select children’s literature and other learning materials for a population of diverse learners, reflective of all.
  • Recognize and create activities/resources that support (infant/toddler through eight years old) oral language development and early literacy learning.
  • Describe a developmental continuum and assessment practices for documenting reading and writing acquisition.
  • Identify strategies for recognizing and responding to academic, linguistic, and cultural differences in children.