Early Childhood: Language Development and Literacy
Language development and literacy are crucial, yet complex pieces of early childhood development. Language development shapes the way children communicate with others, while literacy aids in helping them understand the world around them. This course offers an overview to help educators better understand language development and literacy in early childhood.
Dr. Karen Megay-Nespoli is an Associate Professor at St. Joseph’s College and the Director of the Graduate Program in Literacy and Cognition. Megay-Nespoli has a strong background in the education of gifted and talented students, having worked for more than 10 years both in the classroom and as a consultant for gifted programs. As an advocate for gifted students, she serves on the Board of Directors of Advocacy for Gifted and Talented Students in New York State (AGATE). Megay-Nespoli has presented at a variety of international, national, state and local-level organizational conferences.