Who is this class for: Parents, Early Childhood Educators, K-6 Teachers, Developmental Psychologists

Created by:  University of California, Santa Cruz

Commitment3 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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4.1 stars
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University of California, Santa Cruz
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Ratings and Reviews
Rated 4.1 out of 5 of 10 ratings

I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Prof. Dom Massaro speaks of many real concepts which the world doesn't seem to give enough importance to yet. All throughout the course, I kept thinking I was fortunate to have come by 'Children Acquiring Literacy Naturally'.

I am not a pre-school or kindergarten teacher, although I do have interests in teaching someday. So almost everything in the course was new for me.

I think this course is a must for parents and anyone who wants to be a parent someday. And yes, a good course for care-takers of children as well, if not others.

The class was both fun and interesting. Thanks so much!