Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness: Reports

The following materials lay the foundation and highlight effective practices for Dual Language Learners. They have been purposely selected to work together to help Head Start staff 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 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 "Using the Multicultural Principles to Establish a Framework for Creating and Strengthening Language Policies and Procedures in Head Start Programs."

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

Children's Bureau. "Cultural Competence in Working with Children and Families." 

Early Head Start National Resource Center." Linguistic Diversity and Early Literacy: Serving Culturally Diverse Families in Early Head Start." Technical Assistance Paper No. 5. [PDF, 3.70MB]

Office of Head Start. "Head Start Program Performance Standards and Other Regulations 45CFR."

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

Office of Head Start. "Program Performance Standards: Supporting Home Language and English Acquisition." English Language Learners, Head Start Bulletin #78. 2005. English.

Office of Head Start. "Services to Families with Limited English Proficiency." ACYF-IM-HS-01-02. HHS/ACF/ACYF/HSB. 2001. English. 

Be sure to visit the Program Design and Management section for more information.

Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness: Reports. HHS/ACF/OHS. 2009. English.

Last Reviewed: October 2009

Last Updated: November 13, 2014