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Webinar: Harnessing the Potential of Multiple Languages & Family Partnerships in Early Childhood Intervention & Special Education
This webinar on young dual language learners presents information on the importance of maintaining home languages and partnering with families for optimal Part C and Part B 619 service outcomes.
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 states in implementing their State Systemic Improvement Plan to achieve their State-identified Measurable Result.