Addresses developmental issues and teaching strategies related to oral language and early literacy development. Explores developmentally appropriate, research-based strategies for promoting children’s literacy learning from age 3 through early primary. Topics include oral language development, phonological awareness, early phonics and emergent literacy. Also included are strategies to provide communication and language supports for young children with developmental challenges and strategies for teaching children with limited English proficiency in the early childhood classroom. Prerequisite: EDUC 211 and EDUC 250. Admission to Teacher Education program required.