Family and Community Engagement
Planned Language Approach (PLA)
The Planned Language Approach (PLA) is a comprehensive, systemic, research-based way for Head Start and Early Head Start programs to ensure optimal language and literacy services for children who speak English and for those who are dual language learners (DLLs).
Immigrant and Refugee Families
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Head Start Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness Resource Catalogue
This three-volume resource provides extensive descriptive listings of research- and evidence-based articles, books, videos, curricula, websites, and other resources. It offers sound education strategies, promising practices, and practical family and community engagement approaches. The catalogue also outlines professional development resources and culturally and linguistically responsive policies and system designs. It may be useful to families, staff, Head Start partners, and T/TA providers.
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- ELLs in Early Childhood Education: Recruiting Immigrant Families
- Offering Families a Language Choice During Home Visits (Head Start Bulletin No. 78)
Last Reviewed: December 2015
Last Updated: December 11, 2015