Creating Supportive Environments: Reports

The following materials lay the foundation and highlight effective practices for Dual Language Learners (DLLs).


These materials have been selected to work together in helping you gain knowledge that is culturally and linguistically responsive to the needs of Dual Language Learners (DLLs).

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.

Academy for Educational Development. "Bilingual Infant/Toddler Environments: Supporting Language and Literacy in Our Youngest Children."  [PDF, 2.51 MB]

Colorín Colorado. "How to Create a Welcoming Classroom Environment." 

FPG Child Development Institute. "FirstSchool Learning Environments: Supporting Relationships."

Office of Head Start. Linguistically and Culturally Relevant Early Childhood Environments

Be sure to visit the Creating Environments section for more information.


Creating Supportive Environments: Reports. HHS/ACF/OHS. 2009. English.

Last Reviewed: October 2009

Last Updated: November 13, 2014