Collaborating with Transportation Services to Serve ELLs

Bus drivers and bus assistants play an important role in building partnerships with families. This brief handout outlines practical strategies that Head Start transportation staff can use to communicate with families who speak languages other than English during pick-up and drop-off times.

The following resource is provided courtesy of the Head Start English Language Learners Project at Community Development Institute

Collaborating with Transportation Services to Serve ELLs

Bus drivers and bus assistants play an important role in building partnerships with families.  In many programs, family members may see the transportation staff more than they see the classroom and other program staff. 

This resource offers ideas for transportation staff to use in building relationships with the families and children who speak languages other than English. Also included are activities to promote language development on the bus with the children. Full text » [PDF, 923KB]

Collaborating with Transportation Services to Serve ELLs. Head Start English Language Learners Project at Community Development Institute. 2008. English. [PDF, 923KB].

Last Reviewed: September 2009

Last Updated: November 13, 2014