Culturally and Linguistically Responsive

Professional Development

NEW! Making It Work!

Making it Work! is a tool for American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) programs to use to connect traditional cultural skills, values, beliefs, and lifeways to The Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework. It can be used to create and individualize cultural lessons to promote school readiness, and to engage families and communities in planning, implementing, and expanding on lessons. This tool is organized in five sections: Section 1: School Readiness; Section 2: Forms and Examples; Section 3: Pilot Study Examples; Field Guide for Program Leaders and ECE Specialists; and Making It Work Training Manual. NEW! Making It Work!

60 Minutes from Catalogue to Classroom (C2C): Using Journal Articles for Professional Development

60 Minutes from Catalogue to Classroom (C2C) is a series of professional development training modules that highlight individual journal articles focused on culture, dual language learning, and best practices from the Head Start Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness Resource Catalogue Volumes 1-3. Modules are designed to be customized to a 60- or 90-minute training format. Each module includes hands-on learning activities and connections to existing Head Start resources. Content encourages discussion but is not considered an exhaustive review of the topic. The C2C series may be used by program managers for professional development of staff and for teacher discussion groups. Module 1: The Relationship Between Language and Culture [PDF, 1.75MB]

Module 2: Empathy and Cultural Competence Reflections from Teachers of Culturally Diverse Children [PDF, 8.5MB]

Ready for Success: Supporting Dual Language Learners in Head Start and Early Head Start

Ready for Success is a series of professional development webcasts and webinars intended to help programs support the development and school readiness of Dual Language Learners (DLLs). OHS sponsored the series in 2009-2010 to strengthen continuous quality improvement of program systems and services to support and respond to children, ages birth to five, who are dual language learners (DLLs). The series supports the continuous learning and professional development of all staff and addresses OHS priorities as well as recommendations from attendees at the 2008 Dual Language Institute. The sessions can be viewed by individuals or used in group training events. Ready for Success: Supporting Dual Language Learners in Head Start and Early Head Start

Last Reviewed: November 2015

Last Updated: November 30, 2015