Code Switching: Why It Matters and How to Respond

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.

Classroom Transitions

Learn ways to help children use positive behaviors during classroom transitions..

Session 6: Opening Doors to Family Leadership

In this session, participants consider the diverse ways that families of infants and toddlers with disabilities can be leaders in their own family with their children, in programs, and in communities.

Adult Support

This in-service suite provides strategies for using adult support. These strategies can be used to increase the participation of children who need more support or challenge. Also, find examples that illustrate what the strategies look like in the classroom.

Play Space Assessment for Preschool

This tool helps to identify the strengths and needs of an existing play space, and serves as a basis for setting priorities and planning enhancements and improvements.

Building a Solid Foundation

This in-service suite introduces the foundation of the Framework for Effective Practice. It focuses on engaging interactions and environments.