This resource offers sequenced guidance for programs to use as they implement the recommendations in Classroom Language Models: A Leader's Implementation Manual.
Explore what the research says about how preschool children develop language and process two or more languages. Learn about strategies and resources for supporting high-quality instructional interactions.
Explore key pieces of information about a Planned Language Approach, including its purpose, benefits, and where to start.
Use this resource to check whether materials for children and families are culturally and linguistically appropriate.
Learn about emergent writing and the writing process. Discover ways to support children's emergent writing skills.
Learn how to use the Planned Language Approach (PLA) to promote phonological awareness for children in your program. Explore the research and the development trajectory for these skills in children ages birth to 5.
Learn ways to build background knowledge in young children—what they know and believe about themselves and the world around them. Explore key research and find out how children ages birth to 5 develop these skills.
Learn how to promote the Planned Language Approach for Oral Language and Vocabulary in your program. Explore the research and the development trajectory for these skills in children ages birth to 5.
When you read with children, they connect the words they hear to the pictures on the page and things in their world. Learn why story time is important for children’s brain development.
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.