This course will focus on the social, political, economic, and legislative forces that have shaped early language and literacy policies and programs. We will explore the relevant societal and political contexts that impact children as they develop language and literacy in their early years. The course will examine the current issues and policies that impact very young children, their families, and early care educators. The instructors and guest speakers have extensive knowledge of child and family policy, including the historical development of policies and how policies affect children, families, and early care educators both positively and negatively. Cr 3.
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