Explore how to partner with families of children who are dual language learners. Learn ways staff can build these partnerships and help children be healthy and successful in school and in life.
Listen to Linda Espinosa talking about the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF) and its applicability to children who are dual-language learners.
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.
In order for children to close any achievement gap they may have experienced when they entered Head Start or Early Head Start, programs must have clear systems in place that support high-quality instruction. These resources are designed specifically for program leaders.
These DLL Toolkit resources can help program directors and managers better support the learning and development of young children. Program managers and administrators can build systems and develop policies to improve practices across all service delivery areas by identifying and implementing a planned, intentional approach to language use in the classroom.
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.
One-third of the children in Head Start and Early Head Start are dual language learners (DLLs) who are learning English while also learning their home language. Virtually all of these children will code switch. In other words, they mix two or more languages in the same sentence while speaking. It is important that teachers, home visitors, and other staff understand what code switching is, the role it plays in language development, and how to respond to it.
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..