Explore this resource guide to help training and technical assistance providers implement the Planned Language Approach’s Big 5. Use the series in professional development, coaching, and peer learning communities.
Measuring What Children Can Do in All Languages: Developmental Assessment for Children Who Are Dual Language Learners
In this webinar, explore typical bilingual development in the early years. Learn what it means to assess children who are dual language learners.
Discover ways promote a program-wide coordinated approach to supporting dual language learners and their families.
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.
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..
Language & Literacy
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.
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.
Read this guide that includes a worksheet designed for Early Head Start and Head Start teams. It helps ensure that their screening process provides the best possible results for all children, including dual language learners (DLLs).
Learn how to support children with disabilities who are also dual language learners. Explore useful screening practices and teaching strategies for classroom teachers.