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.

Program Governance Training

This self-paced, interactive training module offers activities and life-like scenarios that governing body, Tribal Council, and Policy Council members can use to further develop their governance leadership skills.

Tips on How to Develop a Professional Development Partnership

Collaborating with other early childhood organizations that have training needs can build efficient partnerships. Head Start program staff will find this information helpful in learning how to develop relationships and how to achieve finding common ground in training ideas and practices. This resource also provides tips on how staff can identify stakeholders, build trust, and achieve stated program outcomes.

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.

Enterovirus

Learn the facts about Enterovirus, how to prevent it and what to do if someone in your program has it.