Family and Community Partnerships: Supplementary Materials

Welcome to our supplementary materials section. This section highlights a variety of resources to promote family and community partnerships for Dual Language Learners (DLLs) and their families. All Head Start staff may find this information helpful.

While we do not endorse any of these resources, we value their information and find it useful for programs to know that they are available. 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.


Ballanger. Teaching Other People's Children: Literacy and Learning in a Bilingual Classroom. Teachers College Press, 1999.

Gonzalez-Mena, Janet. 50 Early Childhood Strategies for Working and Communicating with Diverse Families.


Academy for Educational Development. The Invisible Children of Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers in the United States: An Examination of Existing Pre-K Partnerships [PDF, 437KB].

Education Development Center, Inc. Migrant and Seasonal Head Start and Child Care Partnerships [PDF, 902KB].

The National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD). Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Family Supports [PDF, 280KB].

CLASP. The Challenges of Change: Learning from the Child Care and Early Education Experiences of Immigrant Families [PDF, 2MB].

Website Articles

Reading Rockets. Successful Parent-Teacher Conference with Bilingual Families.

Be sure to visit the Family and Community Partnerships section for more information.

Family and Community Partnerships: Supplementary Materials. HHS/ACF/OHS. 2009. English.

Last Reviewed: September 2010

Last Updated: April 13, 2015