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.
Using Data to Support Dual Language Learners
Explore the many languages children who are DLLs speak in Head Start programs. Discover how children’s development and success in life are enhanced when they speak two or more languages.Learn More
Dual Language Learners Program Assessment (DLLPA)
Learn how to use the DLLPA to identify strengths and weaknesses in program systems and service areas. This planning tool supports culturally and linguistically responsive services for all children and families.Learn More
Advancing Racial and Ethnic Equity in Head Start
Watch this webinar series for anti-bias and anti-racism strategies Head Start and Early Head Start programs can use in their practices, services, and systems.Learn More
Last Updated: December 8, 2022