EARLY CHILDHOOD
CONSULTANT
EARLY CHILDHOOD CONSULTANT

Early Childhood Development Links


Zero to Three

Interdisiplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders

NAEYC

Vermont Northern Lights Career Development Center

Early Childhood Consultant Teaching

In collaboration with Vermont's State Agency of Education Higher Education Collaborative as well as with Vermont's Early Childhood Educator's Licensure Project, I have taught at the following universities:

  • University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
  • Union Institute and University, Montpelier, Vermont
  • Lyndon State College

Courses I have taught include:

Development of Spoken Language focuses on the nature of language development from infancy through early school years. This course examines the developmental progression of phonology, syntax, semantics, morphology and pragmatics as well as various theoretical perspectives on language development. We discuss children’s individual differences in acquiring language, including cultural and linguistic aspects of first and second language acquisition.  The importance of family and relationships in children’s acquisition of language and the connections between oral language and early literacy development are examined. This course has also been labeled Early Communication and Literacy Development and Early Communication and Differences.

Child Development  explores the development and growth of children through several key areas:  Emotional and Social Growth; Physical Development and Health; Approaches to Learning; Communication and Literacy Development; Creative Development.