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Head Start Educators’ Beliefs about Bilingualism, Dual Language Development, and Bilingual Education, by Sarah M. Garrity, Cristian R. Aquino-Sterling, and Nina Salcedo-Potter. Bilingual Research Journal.

This study used survey data from a small sample of Head Start educators to understand their beliefs about bilingualism and the factors that influenced them. Results showed that participants exhibited overall favorable views of bilingualism. Participants who spoke more than one language, were born outside of the United States, and reported an ethnicity other than white, demonstrated more favorable views of bilingual education.

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What's brewing at DTL
It’s DLL Celebration Week on the iPD! Our four e-learning sessions in the Ready, Set, Spring into Practice course are now live! Grantee staff who take this course will walk away with strategies that support children who are DLLs and their families.
Can I get that to go?
ReadyDLL is a mobile app for Head Start and Early Head Start teachers and caregivers who support children who are DLLs. Grantees can access resources, learn key words and phrases, and discover implementation strategies from their smartphones.
We like this a latte

Recently on MyPeers, our users shared resources about supporting children who are DLLs.  

“DLL Celebration Week is less than a week away!  Watch Dr. Bergeron and Jennifer Amaya highlight key activities for next week in a new vlog just posted on the ECLKC:

We look forward to celebrating together!’”

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¿Un poco de café?
Take a look at los Mensajes Clave de la Evaluación del Programa para Niños que Aprenden en dos Idiomas and support your grantees as they assess their management systems and services to ensure the full and effective participation of children who are DLLs and their families!
Double shot of espresso
Share this new infographic about the demographics of DLLs nationwide with grantees. Encourage them to use this information to address the broad scope and specific needs of enrolled children who are DLLs and their families.
Where has this bean all our lives?
NCECDTL is excited to share the following resources that have recently been posted on the ECLKC:
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