Young Dual Language Learners

Young Dual Language Learners

Young Dual Language Learners

Date posted: June 24, 2016

The Dual Language Learner Toolkit is a new resource for early childhood programs in the United States. It accompanies a recently released joint policy statement of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Education.

Designed to promote the development and learning of young children who are dual language learners, the Toolkit provides resources that can be used to support young children who are learning their home languages and English. It is divided into three sections:  administrators and managers; teachers, caregivers, and family services staff; and families.

While these resources are designed for an American context such as Head Start programs, there is good information for family literacy programs working with children who are dual language learners. Click here for the Dual Language Learner Toolkit.

Click here for the policy statement.

To learn more about working with very young children who are dual language learners, email library@decoda.ca to borrow Many languages, building connections: supporting infants and toddlers who are dual language learners.

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