Use the guiding questions in this version of the Head Start Management Systems Wheel to address your program's immediate and temporary needs during a pandemic.
Use this summary sheet to record your program's ratings in each section of the Dual Language Learners Program Assessment (DLLPA). Calculate cumulative totals and consider how scores inform your next steps.
Outreach to stakeholders is critical for facilitating transitions for children and families as they move through programs and on to school. Support the process of lifelong learning and development.
Discover practices that address culturally and linguistically responsive engagement. Find activities for working with parents to promote their role as their child's first teacher and lifelong advocate.
A Guide to the Dual Language Learners Program Assessment (DLLPA): A Coordinated Approach Across Management Systems and Program Services
Find out how to use this assessment tool to target improvements in management systems and program areas that support culturally and linguistically responsive services for all children and families.
Find strategies to implement responsive care, effective teaching, and enhance organized learning environments for dual language learners. Teaching practices must support the home language and English.
Strong human resources systems include approaches that support communicating in culturally and linguistically respectful ways. Rate your program's use of these effective implementation strategies.
Determine how your program's training and professional development practices support staff who work with children who are dual language learners and their families.
Explore practices that use community data around the cultural and linguistic diversity of local children and families. Use them to inform program planning and design effective service delivery systems.
Consider selecting curricula which are responsive to the diverse needs of dual language learners. This is a key element of program planning and implementation of services to support diverse families.