Professional Development

Dual Language Learners: Program and Family Support

Adutl and child at a table full of sticky notes.In this module, learn about the components of  effective program and family support of dual language learners (DLLs). They include first and second language development, family engagement, intentional language support, and examining beliefs and culture. The module gives foundational knowledge about dual/multiple language development and ways to support the development of and engage the families of children who are DLLs. This module was developed for a variety of audiences including education staff who work in preschool, infant/toddler, and home-based programs, as well as in family child care. At the end of the module, users will be able to describe foundational knowledge about DLLs and strategies for effectively supporting their development.