How to Welcome and Support Head Start Dual Language Learners when they get to Elementary School
Sharon Yandian and Dr. Keira Ballantyne
March 17, 2009
The purpose of this webinar was to share information on the number and proportion of children in prekindergarten and early elementary schools who are dual language learners (DLLs) – that is, children who are learning a second language while in the process of acquiring their first – which is increasing rapidly. In this webinar Sharon Yandian from the Office of Head Start and Keira Ballantyne from the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition discussed ways in which educators can provide a successful transition from Head Start programs to elementary school. Presenters shared information on the population of DLLs, some key characteristics of Head Start programs that elementary school educators should be aware of and research findings on instruction to support the successful learning of DLLs.