Websites of Interest

This page contains a list of web sites related to dual language learners and their families.  The information is relevant to the Head Start community.


Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services
This website offers many articles and resources for parents, educators and agencies working with refugee children and youth.

Center for Applied Linguistics
This website has a section dedicated to providing information on young children who are English Language Learners and a section on bilingual education.  It also includes an extensive "Frequently Asked Questions" section.

Children's Picture Book Database
This database of children's picture books allows the reader to enter specific search terms or browse the alphabetical listing of topics. Books in other languages and about countries throughout the world are included.

Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services: Early Childhood Research Institute
Materials and information available on this website best practices for working in early intervention settings and with culturally and linguistically diverse young children. The website is fully translated into Spanish as well as English.

First Book
The website for this nonprofit organization provides information on how programs can receive free books to give to children and families to help foster a love of literacy and learning.

Hispanic Family Learning Institute
As part of the National Center for Family Literacy, this website provides resources and manuals for working with Spanish-speaking families in a family literacy program. There is a parallel site available in Spanish.

International Children's Digital Library
Annotated bibliographies of books for children from preschool through middle school from around the world are found on this site. Visitors can search by language, by country or by topic.

Languages of the World
This website provides information about the languages of the world, including demographic data, history, writing systems and other fascinating facts to help you learn more about the language(s) spoken by the children and families in your program.

The Miller Early Childhood Initiative of a World of Difference Institute
This website offers information about the initiative, which works to provide anti-bias workshops and materials designed to train early childhood educators, caregivers and family members to help children understand, respect and appreciate differences. 

National Association for Bilingual Education
This website hosts resources, articles, and information for educators of bilingual children and families.

National Center for Cultural Competence
This website has an extensive list of publications to assist health and mental health organizations in providing linguistically and culturally competent to diverse children and families.

National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center
This website provides a list of resources for supporting young English Language Learners and their families. Organized by subtopics, the site provides descriptions of what a user will find at each link it suggests.

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instructional Education Programs
This website provides a collection of resources and information related to supporting children and adults who are learning English as a second language. A section is focused on English Language Learners and early childhood education.

National Institute for Early Education Research
This website frequently posts summaries of research, reports, and policy updates about Dual Language Learners and early childhood education.

Pew Hispanic Center
This website offers demographics, fact sheets and data on Latinos living in the United States.

Teaching for Change
This website has a lengthy bibliography of early childhood books that cover concepts such as anti-bias, valuing cultural differences, cultural and racial discrimination, holiday celebrations and other topics of interest to promote equity and inclusion in the early childhood classroom.

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
This website offers resources to develop and maintain professional expertise in English language teaching and learning for speakers of other languages worldwide.

Websites of Interest. HHS/ACF/OHS. 2008. English.

Last Reviewed: September 2011

Last Updated: November 13, 2014