High-Quality Early Learning for Dual-Language Learners: Moving from Research to Policy to Practice
The National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance (NCECQA Center) is excited to offer a webinar titled High-Quality Early Learning for Dual-Language Learners: Moving from Research to Policy to Practice. The webinar presents an opportunity to learn about the state of the field and approaches that can help ensure high-quality early learning for dual-language learners. Participants will hear from national experts and state leaders about how their approaches to early learning and development standards have helped improve program standards, assessment design and implementation, and professional development. In addition, leaders whose states do not have formal policies for supporting dual-language learners will share how they are building support for changes to their early learning and development standards—and how they hope to use those standards to change practice and better serve children who are dual-language learners. Miriam Calderon will facilitate the webinar and draw on research she and Linda Espinosa conducted for the BUILD Initiative report State Early Learning and Development Standards/Guidelines, Policies & Related Practices: How Responsive Are They to the Needs of Young Dual Language Learners?