CHD-242: Language and Literacy Experiences for Young Children: Birth-8 (2020-2021)

Catalog Info

Title when registering
Lang&Liter Exper Young Child
Credit Hours
Contact Hours Per Week
3 (for 15-week classes)
Course Description

Explores the principles, methods and materials for teaching young children ages birth-8 years, language and literacy through a play-based, integrated curriculum. A variety of instructional methods are used including, lecture, classroom discussion, videos, small group work, hands on experiences, and individual and group projects. Emphasis is also placed on the influence of a child's cultural/social background and experiences on emergent literacy and development. The NAEYC (student learning outcomes) and MDE Quality Standards are addressed in this course.

Note: This course may be used for CDA renewal or to help fulfill your 120 clock hours of in class instruction.

CHD-203 and CHD-211 with a C grade or higher or consecutively enrolled in CHD 203 and CHD 211 or a valid Child Development Associate (CDA) Certificate

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Portfolio Review
Portfolio Review Details

Portfolios must focus on early literacy experiences for children birth-8 years. Portfolios must show the connection between language /communication development and other developmental areas (Social-Emotional, Physical, Intellectual, Cognitive). The portfolio must include the following for children birth-8 years: a list of developmentally appropriate books; literacy activities; researched articles on literacy and diverse families; and resource information for parents to enhance their children's literacy experiences. The portfolio must be well organized. The Children and Families program director will evaluate submitted portfolios based on the evaluation rubric. Evaluation rubric and student checklist located in the Department Office.

Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2019 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.