New Series on Supporting Language Development and Multilingual/English Learners (Coming in Fall 2021): Preview Sessions Planned for April and May


To support a focus on language development within the early childhood years, VDOE’s Early Childhood and English Learner Instruction Programs are collaborating to provide interested early childhood caregivers and educators with a monthly webinar series, beginning Fall 2021, that will focus on exploring best practices and key resources to support language and literacy development for multilingual students from birth until age 5.  

Two preview sessions will take place this spring: April 28th and May 26th from 3:30-4:30 p.m.  For Session 1, participants will learn about early language development standards available in English and Spanish via WIDA™; a tool for assessing and monitoring language; and guidance on how to engage in conversations that focus on students' linguistic assets, progress, and needs with families and other early childhood professionals. Register once to attend any or all of the sessions.

  • Supporting Language Development for ELs in Early Childhood
  • Session 1:  Introduction to Engagment Strategies - April 28 at 3:30pm
  • Session 2: Engagement Strategies - May 26 at 3:30pm


4/28/2021 3:30 PM - 4/28/2021,
5/26/2021 3:30 PM - 5/26/2021


Early Childhood English Learners (ELs) Professional Development Professional Resources