White House Supporting Dual Language Learners in Early Learning Settings

The White House has a new Federal policy statement from the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Education on better supporting our country’s youngest Dual Language Learners (DLLs) in early childhood programs. The White House is joined by public and private sector organizations that are also committed to support DLLs. Additionally, the White House, in collaboration with Too … Read More

How Can Parents Help Kids Maintain Their Home Language and Learn English too?

Research shows that continuing to use home languages alongside their new language acquisition will make the process of learning English faster and easier. One of the first steps you can take is to embrace and celebrate your child’s bilingualism as a strength that will serve them well throughout their lives in our increasingly diverse and multicultural world. Here are two … Read More

Public School Dual Language Programs on the Rise

Public School Dual Language Programs on the Rise Recent reports in the New York Times and Chalkbeat New York track the rise of dual language programs in public schools. The dual language programs promote biliteracy and positive cross-cultural understanding in our increasingly multicultural and interdependent world. Chalkbeat New York reported that Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña’s continued focus on dual language … Read More