Brilliantly Bilingual: Growing up with Two Languages

In this talk, learn about young children's amazing capacity to learn multiple languages. The presenter shares the basics of how children learn language, how learning multiple languages influences that process, and the cognitive benefits of bilingualism.

Babbling Babies: Early Language Development

Learn about the importance of language and literacy development for infants in this BabyTalks video. Listen as the presenter shares information about topics such as key stages in language development and how social interactions support language growth.

Enhancing Services for Dual Language Learners

This document describes how a mid-sized, suburban Head Start and Early Head Start program engaged a consultant for help developing a language policy that supports children who are dual language learners and addresses the role that staff and parents can play in supporting dual language learning.

Block Four: Meeting the Needs of Hispanic Children

Head Start’s commitment to providing children with a safe, nurturing, enjoyable and secure learning environment includes an all-inclusive program of services to ensure that children are healthy and ready to learn. The varied services and experiences provided by local programs support the continuum of children’s growth and development. This video takes a look at the importance of understanding the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of hispanic children and the role that parents play. Program staff can use the examples provided in this video as they plan program services.

ECLKC Professional Development Modules

The Head Start ECLKC Professional Development Modules are designed for individual or group professional development activities to help Head Start programs meet the needs of children who are dual language learners and their families.

Dual Language Learners with Challenging Behaviors

Children communicate so much through their behavior. Teachers and caregivers will find this article useful in identifying strategies for working with dual language learners exhibiting challenging behaviors.