Early Childhood and Reading Department
Dr. Mary Jo Melvin
Edinboro University Early Childhood and Reading Department students enjoy state-of the-art learning facilities, located primarily in Butterfield Hall, one of the University’s most recently updated facilities.
The Department’s Literacy Resource Center houses current curriculum materials across all content areas for grades pre-K through eight. Future plans include increasing the grade levels to cover nine through 12 in all content areas. The Center serves as an excellent resource for the department’s field students and student teachers by providing for them with text books, assessment materials and lesson resources that replicate what is being used in area schools.
Reading clinics are hosted at the Center throughout the summer to support area students who may require additional reading support or enrichment.
The Literacy Resource Center was added to Butterfield Hall, alongside science and math labs and an integrated arts classroom, as part of building expansion in 2012. All classrooms were additionally outfitted with enhanced technological access.
Known to many as the “education building,” Butterfield Hall is home to the Dean of the School of Education. In addition to the Early Childhood and Reading Department, the three story-building also houses the departments of Counseling, School Psychology, Special Education, Middle Level and Secondary Education and Educational Leadership.