Dual Language Learner Toolkit
Early childhood programs must be prepared to promote positive experiences and high-quality education for dual language learners by emphasizing students’ strengths and providing individualized learning supports. This toolkit is a collection of dozens of resources for educational agencies with step-by-step guidelines for structuring our educational systems to promote home language benefits while ensuring the development of English language acquisition and skill development in high-quality educational settings. Each section of the toolkit is designed for a stakeholder group and provides guidance documents, research briefs, documents on systems, policies and practices, and support for staff development activities. The resources are organized into three stakeholder groups: Administrators and Managers; Teachers, Caregivers, and Family Service Staff; and Families.