Dual Language Learner Celebration Week 2020 runs Feb. 18–21! A series of professional development courses will be presented to support all Head Start staff serving dual language learners from birth to 5.
Using Data to Support the Full and Effective Participation of Children Who Are Dual Language Learners (DLLs) and Their Families
Explore the many languages dual language learners speak in Head Start programs. Discover how children’s being bilingual supports their development, learning, and success in life.
Explore this brief to learn how home visitors can support children who are learning more than one language. Find out how a solid foundation in a child’s home language is key to later language success.
Use this summary sheet to record your program's ratings in each section of the Dual Language Learners Program Assessment (DLLPA). Calculate cumulative totals and consider how scores inform your next steps.
Outreach to stakeholders is critical for facilitating transitions for children and families as they move through programs and on to school. Support the process of lifelong learning and development.
Discover practices that address culturally and linguistically responsive engagement. Find activities for working with parents to promote their role as their child's first teacher and lifelong advocate.
A Guide to the Dual Language Learners Program Assessment (DLLPA): A Coordinated Approach Across Management Systems and Program Services
Find out how to use this assessment tool to target improvements in management systems and program areas that support culturally and linguistically responsive services for all children and families.
Find strategies to implement responsive care, effective teaching, and enhance organized learning environments for dual language learners. Teaching practices must support the home language and English.
Strong human resources systems include approaches that support communicating in culturally and linguistically respectful ways. Rate your program's use of these effective implementation strategies.
Determine how your program's training and professional development practices support staff who work with children who are dual language learners and their families.