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Jacoby Jennifer Wallace, August 2021
Reports & Papers

This report’s findings shed light on the everyday contributions Head Start assistant teachers make to classroom quality, measured through teacher-child interactions. This report aims to help policymakers, education administrators, and…

Jacoby Jennifer Wallace, August 2021
Executive Summary

This report’s findings shed light on the everyday contributions Head Start assistant teachers make to classroom quality, measured through teacher-child interactions. This report aims to help policymakers, education administrators, and…

Chernoff Jodi Jacobson, Keuter Shannon, Uchikoshi Yuuko, Quick Heather, Manship Karen, February, 2021
Other
This paper begins by discussing some of the issues that arise when conducting research with young DLLs and the challenges that result from the lack of high-quality, validated assessments in multiple languages. The First 5 California DLL Pilot Study…
Choi Ji Young, Ryu Dahyung, Van Pay Craig K., Meacham Sohyun, Beecher Constance, Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Using a multiple methods approach, this study investigated (1) Head Start teachers’ beliefs and practices regarding dual language learning and education for dual language learners (DLLs), and (2) the received supports, challenges, and needs teachers…
Palermo Francisco, Thibodeau-Nielsen Rachel, Han Seunghee, Mikulski Ariana M., Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We examined the association between Spanish-speaking preschoolers’ (N = 137; M age = 53 months; SD = 4 months; 53% boys) effortful control (EC) and English vocabulary and letter-word skills. We also examined whether close teacher-child relationships…
Lazarin Melissa, Park Maki, 2021
Other

This report examines the extent to which federal agencies, states, and localities have procedures or guidance in place to identify DLLs in early childhood programs. It begins by providing an overview of the significance of accurately identifying…

Lazarin Melissa, Park Maki, 2021
Executive Summary

A scan of federal, state, and local programs and policies shows considerable variation in approaches to collecting information about the linguistic characteristics of young children and their families. It also points to some promising practices…

Rumper Brooke, Frechette Elizabeth, Greenfield Daryl B., Hirsh-Pasek Kathy, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The present study examined the roles that language of assessment, language dominance, and teacher language use during instruction play in Dual Language Learner (DLL) science scores. A total of 255 Head Start DLL children were assessed on equated…

Early Milestones Colorado, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
A summer 2020 survey of the impact of COVID-19 on families revealed widespread uncertainty about education and care plans and worries about young children’s mental health. In November 2020 some of these same families spoke with Early Milestones…
Zepeda Marlene, Wiese Ann-Marie, December 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief describes components of early learning and care that are critical to foster the learning and development of DLLs, including salient research and educational policy. The information in this brief informed the development of the…

Castro Dina Carmela, Hammer Carol Scheffner, Franco Ximena, Cycyk Lauren M., Scarpino Shelly E., Burchinal Margaret, November 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The diversity of experiences among bilingual children is reflected in the variability of abilities in each of their languages. This paper describes the CECER-DLL Child and Family, and Teacher Questionnaires and discusses the utility of these…

Manship Karen, Brodziak de los Reyes Iliana, Quick Heather, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
This brief presents a snapshot of early learning and care programs serving dual language learners (DLLs) across California. DLLs, defined as children who are learning another language in addition to English, make up 60% of the state's children ages…
Kan Pui-Fong, Miller Annaliese, Cheung Shirley, Brickman Angela, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study explored the language-learning environments of typically developing dual language learners (DLLs) who learned Cantonese (first language [L1]) at home and English (second language [L2]) in preschool settings through direct and indirect…
Gardner-Neblett Nicole, Franco Ximena, Mincemoyer Claudia, Morgan-Lopez Antonio, Oct-Dec 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Web-based professional development has the potential to increase the early childhood workforce’s knowledge of young dual language learners (DLLs). Yet there is a gap in the literature on web-based professional development specific to DLLs and its…
Lewis Brandon, King Melissa Steel, Schiess Jennifer O'Neal, October 2020
Other

The report begins with an overview of the importance of early math learning, followed by an overview of math achievement among DLLs nationally and in California. Next, we examine existing evidence about effective and promising practices for…