Celebrating Culture and Diversity: Reports

The following materials lay the foundation and highlight effective practices for Dual Language Learners (DLLs). They have been selected to work together in helping programs gain knowledge that is culturally and linguistically responsive to the needs of DLL children.


While the information in this section provides the context for addressing the unique needs of DLLs, additional important information can be found in other sections such as Research, Supplementary Materials, and Multimedia. For example, the resources displayed under Multimedia offer strategies and best practices through webcasts, webinars, and podcasts.

Bellamy, Carol. "Beginning the New School Year with Learners from Many Cultures." English Language Learners. Head Start Bulletin #78.

California Tomorrow. "Getting Ready for Quality: The Critical Importance of Developing and Supporting a Skilled, Ethically and Linguistically Diverse Early Childhood Workforce." [PDF, 4.15 MB]

Center for Law and Social Policy. "The Challenges of Change: Learning from the Child Care and Early Education Experiences of Immigrant Families." [PDF, 1.90 MB]

Early Head Start National Resource Center. "Honoring Cultural Traditions: Early Head Start Programs in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities." Technical Paper #12. [PDF, 654KB].

The Equity Alliance at Arizona State University. "Professional Learning for Culturally Responsive Teaching." [PDF, 387KB].

FPG Child Development Institute. "Early School Success, Equity and Access for Diverse Learners." [PDF, 580KB].

FPG Child Development Institute. "Preparing Culturally Competent Early Childhood Teachers."  [PDF, 831KB].

Office of Head Start. Revisiting and Updating the Multicultural Principles for Head Start Programs Serving Children Ages Birth to Five. 2010.

Plutro, Michele. "Planning For Cultural and Linguistic Diversity." Curriculum in Head Start. Head Start Bulletin #67.

ZERO TO THREE. "The Changing Face of the United States: The Influence of Culture on Early Child Development - 2008." [PDF, 7.42MB].

Be sure to visit Early Childhood Development for more information for all children. 

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

Last Reviewed: May 2010

Last Updated: November 13, 2014