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Webinar on Dual Language Learners in Early Childhood

The National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI) is hosting a webinar on research related to language development patterns in early dual language learners.

The talk is titled “Harnessing the Potential of Multiple Languages and Family Partnerships in Early Childhood Intervention and Special Education” and will take place on Tuesday, December 12th from 3-4pm EST.

Presented by Doré LaForett (Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute), Mercedes Rosa (Family to Family Health Information Resource Center), and Lorraine Cook (Egenolf Early Childhood Center)

A description of the event:

“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.”

Event flyer: NCSI EC DLL Webinar

Please click here to register