Infants and toddlers have an amazing capacity to learn multiple languages. In this podcast, learn about early language development and discover strategies to support dual language learning.
Find resources related to helping infants, toddlers, and preschoolers understand and respond to communication and language.
Language and communication are a subdomain of the language and literacy central domain in the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF). Other ELOF domains include approaches to learning; social and emotional development; cognition; and perceptual, motor, and physical development.
Learn to use questions to support and expand children’s curiosity and exploration. Explore the important role of language in supporting young children’s thinking and learning.
Discover how Classroom Language Models (CLMs) can help support children and families who speak multiple languages. Learn about the steps to select and implement a model that meets the unique circumstances of programs.
Explore the research around effective teaching practices that support children who are dual language learners. Discover planning support strategies for early language and literacy development for all children.
In this Teacher Time webisode, hear from preschool teachers and family child care providers about how they support language and literacy development.
In this Teacher Time webisode, hear from infant and toddler teachers about how they support children's language and literacy development.
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 at a time. 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.