ECE 232 : Language Arts Across Preschool

Understanding the theoretical foundations and central role of language arts during the preschool years forms the core of instruction. Language arts include listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking. Communication of ideas and information through the language arts adheres to rules that govern the English language, such as phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. Students learn strategies to address the diverse needs of young language learners in inclusive settings, to work with parents and families, and to collaborate with professionals in other fields. Three lecture hours per week. Fall, Spring


  1. Identify current research and theories of early literacy development.
  2. Identify the competency of a literacy-rich environment.
  3. Demonstrate the interrelationship between listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
  4. Formulate plans as strategies to address the needs of English language learners.
  5. Demonstrate synthesis of language arts using childrens books.