Family and Community Partnerships: Reports

The following materials lay the foundation and highlight effective practices for DLLs.


These resources have been purposely selected to work together to help Head Start staff gain knowledge about family and community partnerships for Dual Languag Learners and their families. 

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 or podcasts.

Academy for Educational Development. The Invisible Children of Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers in the United States: An Examination of Existing Pre-K Partnerships. [PDF, 436.53 KB]

Bellamy, Carol. "Beginning the New School Year with Learners from Many Cultures: Honoring Individual Differences Creates an Inclusive Community in this Multicultural Classroom." English Language Learners. Head Start Bulletin #78.

Colorin Colorado. How to Support Refugee Students in the ELL Classroom.

ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education. Working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families

King, Kendall and Lyn Fogle. Raising Bilingual Children: Common Parental Concerns and Current Research. Center for Applied Linguistics. 

Office of Head Start. "Community Collaboration: The Key to Serving All Families." English Language Learners. Head Start Bulletin #78.

Office of Head Start. ELLs in Early Childhood Education: Recruiting Immigrant Families.

Office of Head Start. Offering Families a Language Choice During Home Visits.

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

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

Last Reviewed: October 2009

Last Updated: November 13, 2014