Program Preparedness Checklist Version 5

A Tool to Assist Head Start and Early Head Start Programs to Assess Their Systems and Services for Dual Language Learners and Their Families

Program Preparedness Checklist Version 5 [PDF, 15MB] helps Head Start and Early Head Start programs to promote school readiness for Dual Language Learners (DLLs) by examining their systems and services for children and families who speak languages other than English. This revised comprehensive document features indicators drawn from the Head Start Program Performance Standards, the research, and recommended practices. Version 5 is an electronic document that provides:

  • Automatic tabulation of the data and summary pages to support analysis and interpretation of the data;
  • Embedded links to guidance on the recommended practices; and
  • Guidance on how to use the data for program planning and decision making.

Refer to the instructions below to view the Checklist.

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  • To view the Checklist, enable JavaScript in your browser's preferences and open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • To use the rating scale and view the guidance pop-ups, download and save the file to your computer.

See also:

Chapter 11: Measuring Quality in Early Childhood Setting, in Defining and Measuring Quality in Early Childhood Practices that Promote Dual Language Learners' Development and Learning [PDF, 591KB]

Program Preparedness Checklist Version 5. HHS/ACF/OHS/NCCLR. 2012. English. [PDF, 15MB].

Last Reviewed: December 2014

Last Updated: April 14, 2016