Materials from the December 12, 2017 Webinar are now available in the NCSI Resource Library. Access them here.
Young children who are simultaneously or sequentially learning more than one language represent a fast-growing segment of the U.S. population. Early intervention and early childhood programs have the opportunity to develop policies and design services to best support young dual language learners (DLLs) and their families. This webinar hosted by the National Center for Systemic Improvement will present research related to language development patterns in young DLLs, an early childhood program success story, and perspectives from a family-led organization. Presenters will address the importance of maintaining a young child’s home language for their optimal development in all areas, including English language and literacy learning, and ideas for successfully partnering with families who speak a language other than English. This information can inform Part C and Part B 619 services, program, and policy development and specifically support state efforts in implementing their State Systemic Improvement Plan to achieve their State-identified Measurable Result.
Doré LaForett, Advanced Research Scientist, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Mercedes Rosa, Director, Family to Family Health Information Resource Center, Statewide Parent Advocacy Network, NJ Lorraine Cooke, Executive Director, Egenolf Early Childhood Center, Elizabeth, NJ
Who Should View:
State Part C and Part B 619 administrators and staff, C/619 direct service providers, parent center representatives, early childhood stakeholders
Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 3-4pm EST