Dual Language Learners: Strategies for successful opportunities in ECE
December 7, 2016
In the United States, the number of children under the age of 17 living in non-English language households increased from 28% to 32% between 2004 and 2013 (Child Trends 2014). In two-thirds of these homes, Spanish is the language spoken—about 16 million children. Other dual language learners come from homes that speak Indo-European languages like French, German, Russian, Hindi, Asian, or Pacific Island languages. Children who learn more than one language are a diverse group.
Dual language learners may be recent immigrants or have parents who are recent immigrants. As infants and toddlers, dual language learners may learn more than one language simultaneously. As older children, dual language learners may learn English after acquiring proficiency in their native language.
New On Demand for December!
December 6, 2016
Early Intervention: Support Infants and Toddlers; Understanding Poverty: Strategies for Family Engagement
Growing Self-Confident Children
November 22, 2016
Parents often struggle with being honest with their children about their strengths and weaknesses for fear of ruining their self-image. Yet, a false sense of self leads to disappointment and an inability to see one’s true strengths. How can parents build their child’s self-confidence and avoid over-inflating their egos or giving them a false assessment of who they are?
Family Engagement: Ideas and insights to inform partnerships with families
November 9, 2016
Meeting children’s needs includes quality, interactive partnerships with families. Families are children’s first and most important teachers. The term family includes the significant adults in children’s lives who care for, protect, nurture, advocate for, and teach. These adults may be biological parents, adoptive and foster parents, grandparents, or legal guardians.
New On Demand for November!
November 8, 2016
Picky Eaters: A Guide to Responsive Feeding; Family Child Care: Engaging Experiences for Mixed Abilities