This study examined the types of services Head Start provides to dual language learners (DLLs) and their families. The study used the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES 2009) data. Two types of Head Start's DLL services were identified: family/adult focus and child ESL focus. The family/adult focus services provided the families of DLLs with language and educational support, whereas the services with a child ESL focus were more likely to connect families of DLLs with community resources and services. The study found that providing services with a family/adult focus resulted in greater parent involvement and family-school partnership than services with a child ESL focus. The author discusses the practical implications of this research.
Family and Community Involvement
Early Childhood Education