The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Services conducted a session at the 2007 National Head Start Institute on Hispanic and Other Emerging Populations. The focus of the presentation was to discuss how Head Start and ORR can partner to serve the refugee population. This presentation can be used by program staff to further their understanding on how Head Start programs can become an effective partner in refugee resettlement.
Making It Work: Implementing Cultural Learning Experiences in American Indian and Alaska Native Early Learning Settings for Children Ages Birth to 5
Making It Work is a resource that can help American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) early education staff meet school readiness goals. Learn how to use it while teaching traditional cultural skills, values, beliefs, and lifeways.
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.