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.
Learn ways to support home visitors who work with families of children who are dual language learners (DLLs). Explore strategies to support DLLs’ learning in the Big Five for All areas of early literacy.
Explore this brief to learn how home visitors can support children who are learning more than one language. Find out how a solid foundation in a child’s home language is key to later language success.
The Dual Language Learners Program Assessment (DLLPA) outlines strategies for a coordinated approach across management systems and program services. It helps Head Start, child care, and pre-K programs assess their systems and services to ensure the full and effective participation of children who are DLLs and their families.
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.