Learn how Head Start programs from Regions II, V, and IX have supported their Asian American and Pacific Islander communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Across early childhood systems and programs, managers and staff must be prepared to enhance experiences for the growing number of young children who are learning their home languages and English. Administrators, teachers, caregivers, and families can use these resources to help ensure culturally and linguistically appropriate services for all children birth to 5. These resources can also help staff provide high quality services for children who are dual language learners (DLLs). Programs can promote positive experiences for DLLs by holding high expectations. They can also emphasize children’s cultural and linguistic strengths.
Watch this webinar to review disparities in access to health care and health outcomes for high-risk children and families.
Explore information about creating respectful, inclusive environments that invite and honor the diverse perspectives of staff and families in service of moving forward together.
Dual Language Learner (DLL) Celebration Week is an annual virtual celebration about children who are DLLs and their families.
Examine how the Multicultural Principles for Early Childhood Leaders support Head Start management systems and help you honor culture, diversity, inclusion, and equity when developing program goals and objectives.
Examine examples of how to elevate instructional interactions with culturally authentic and relevant connections to support early learning in all domains.
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 how to address teaching and learning environments, including homes, for children who are dual language learners. Discover strategies and supports for use with families while programs are social distancing.
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.
Watch the Advancing Racial and Ethnic Equity in Head Start Webinar Series for anti-bias and anti-racism strategies Head Start and Early Head Start programs can use in their practices, services, and systems.