The University of Iowa

The Columbus Junction Project

This project is the foundation of a service learning course for undergraduate speech and hearing majors at Iowa. This collaboration joins undergraduate students and four preschool programs at Roundy Elementary in Columbus Junction, Iowa, a community with a high population of Spanish-speaking residents. Iowa students lead preschoolers in a special early literacy program that includes daily supplemental language-literacy instruction. This evidence-based program uses group story-time to enhance a child’s emerging knowledge about the forms and functions of written language which are crucial pre-literacy skills.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
K-12 Education