Home Language for Success in School and Life

It is important that all staff understand children’s home language is fundamental to their learning. This video explains why it is critical that dual language learners continue to learn their home language as they learn English for success in school and life.

Culture and Language

Across early childhood systems and programs, managers and staff must be prepared to enhance experiences for the growing number of young children who are learning their home languages and English..

Supporting Transitions: Resources for Building Collaboration

Supporting transitions can have positive effects on children and families, and collaboration is key to effective transition. Each brief in this series focuses on a different partnership level: the child and family, early educators, early care and education (ECE) programs, and ECE partners.

Planned Language Approach (PLA): Big 5 for ALL

Young children who are dual language learners (DLLs) and those who speak English all require high-quality experiences in Background Knowledge; Oral Language and Vocabulary; Book Knowledge and Print Concepts; Alphabet Knowledge and Early Writing; and Phonological Awareness.