Celebrating Culture and Diversity: Supplementary Materials

Welcome to the supplementary materials section. This section highlights a variety of resources on supporting inclusive practices for Dual Language Learners (DLLs) and their families. Head Start staff may find this information helpful. 


While we do not endorse any of these resources, we value their information. These websites are constantly changing and adding new information to support teachers and parents of all children, including DLLs. Check back often to find new resources.


NAEYC. A World of Difference: Reading on Teaching Young Children in a Diverse Society. (2003).


Center for Applied Linguistics. Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence.

CACF. Coalition for Asian American Children & Families.

Minnesota Humanities Center.

University of Washington College of Education. Center for Multicultural Education.  

Website Articles

Colorín Colorado. The Diversity of English Language Learners.

Colorín Colorado.  Multicultural Education/Diversity/Culturally-Responsive Instruction.

Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services. Early Childhood Research Institute Technical Reports.

National Association for the Eduation of Young Children. "Position Statements on Linguistic and Cultural Diversity."

NAEYC. Incorporating Cultural Themes to Promote Preschoolers’ Critical Thinking in American Indian Head Start Classrooms. 2011.

Santos, Rosa Milagros and Debbie Reese. "Selecting Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Materials: Suggestions for Service Providers." ERIC Digest (1999). [PDF, 35KB].

Be sure to visit the Early Childhood Development section for more information. 


Celebrating Culture and Diversity: Supplementary Materials. HHS/ACF/OHS. 2009. English.

Last Reviewed: January 2012

Last Updated: November 13, 2014