Culture and Language

Dual Language Learner Celebration Week

Cartoon llama mascot for DLL Week.Join the Office of Head Start, the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning, and the National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement for Dual Language Learner (DLL) Celebration Week! Typically scheduled in the third week of February, this annual virtual celebration is all about children who are DLLs and their families.

In 2023, we focused on advancing belonging by elevating the importance of intentionally using children’s and families’ home language, one word at a time. Watch the videos below from the 2023 DLL Celebration Week. Read the Policy Statement on Supporting the Development of Children who are Dual Language Learners in Early Childhood Programs. Find us on social media using the hashtag #brilliantduallanguagelearners.