“The number of children ages 5 to 17 in the U.S. who speak a language other than English at home has more than doubled in the past three decades. These home languages are an asset that should be valued…” – U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr.
The White House announced a new joint policy statement supporting early childhood programs and states by providing recommendations promoting the development and learning of young children, birth to age five, who are dual language learners (DLLs). This statement also supports tribal communities’ language revitalization efforts within tribal early childhood programs. Also, read ED’s Fact Sheet: Supporting Dual Language Learners in Early Learning Settings.
announced by IDEA ITCA