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Child Language and Literacy Projects

Student involvement

Students volunteer through the CHILL lab, as well as enroll in CHS 484, to participate in the coordination of ECHO programs. They can assist in the ECHO sessions, providing IT support to participants not familiar with Zoom, facilitating small group discussions and taking attendance. Students also participate in research with data entry tasks and recruitment.

In the past, speech and hearing students have reported they learned a great deal about the topics covered in the ECHO sessions as well as the challenges faced by early care and education providers that they would not have otherwise been exposed to. The experience gave them a deeper understanding and appreciation of the expectations and complexities of working with very young children and their families.

Interested students should contact one of the coordinators listed above.

Community partners

Our community partners are representatives from state agencies and organizations in Arizona dedicated to improving the outcomes of children in our state.

  • Department of Economic Security, Division of Child Care and the Arizona Early Intervention Program
  • Arizona Department of Education, Early Childhood Special Education
  • First Things First
  • Arizona Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Tucson Regional Education Collaborative
  • United Way Tucson and Southern Arizona
  • Raising Special Kids
  • F.A.C.E.S of AZ