Importance of Home Language Series (Head Start - ECLKC)


School readiness and school success for children who are dual language learners are tied directly to mastery of their home language. This series of handouts is designed to provide staff and families with basic information on topics related to children learning two or more languages. They emphasize the benefits of being bilingual, the importance of maintaining home language, and the value of becoming fully bilingual. These easy-to-read resources highlight important information that every adult living or working with young dual language learners should know. The series includes: The Benefits of Being Bilingual, The Gift of Language, Language at Home and in the Community (For Families) and Language at Home and in the Community (For Teachers).

This information is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Haitian Creole, and Russian.


Communication/Language Curriculum/Instructional Methods Developmental Delay Early Childhood Early Intervention English Learners (ELs) Parent/Family Preschool Speech/Language Impairment