Early Education for Dual Language Learners: Promoting School Readiness and Early School Success

Early Education for Dual Language Learners: Promoting School Readiness and Early School Success. Migration Policy Institute. Linda M. Espinosa. November 2013.

The report profiles the population of young Dual Language Learners (DLLs), who represent nearly one-third of all U.S. children under age 6, outlining their school readiness and patterns of achievement. It evaluates the research on early care and education approaches that have been shown to support higher levels of language and literacy development and achievement for this child population, most but not all of whom are children of immigrants. Assessing the features of high-quality programs that have been shown to improve school readiness among the DLL population, the author finds there are a number of readily implementable practices that can be put into effect. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

[PDF format, 33 pages, 2.79 MB].

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