DLL Resources

Resources for Early Educators

Supporting dual language learners (DLL) in your early learning programs requires specific effort and resources.  Below are a variety of tools and supports to help you provide high impact learning opportunities for the young DLLs in your care.

New: 5 Ways to Empower Dual Language Learners

22% of children in the United States are either bilingual or multilingual. This resource provides early childhood educators with several ways to utilize each child’s cultural and linguistic their assets to help children to create a solid foundation from which they can learn, develop and positively engage with the world. (HiMama)

Ready For DLL Mobile App

Ready DLL is a mobile application (app) for early learning teachers and caregivers who support children who are dual language learners (DLLs). Access resources, learn key words and phrases, and discover implementation strategies from your smartphone.

Supporting Multilingual Students in the Early Grades

Five ways teachers can celebrate and extend the linguistic expertise of young students who speak two or more languages.

Personalized Oral Language Learning (POLL) Strategies

Innovative practices to support young Dual Language Learners which are concrete approaches that support learning in all environments for children birth to five years of age.

Sobrato Early Academic Language (SEAL)

A powerful English Learner-focused approach to education rooted at the intersection of research and educational equity. Provides teaching strategies and other resources for supporting young English Learners.

DLL Supports: A self-reflection tool for early educators

A boy sits on the carpet with his pregnant mother and reads a book.

NEW: Engaging Dual Language Learner Families in Their Children’s Early Education (Research Brief-First 5 CA)

Engaging Dual Language Learner Families in Their Children’s Early Education  (Research Brief-First 5 CA): This research highlights new data about how families value dual language learning in their early learning programs, key strategies to support DLL children and families and the importance of relationships in supporting DLLs.

Early Edge

Policy and advocacy resources in support of multi-lingual learners and dual-immersion education programs.

Yo! Baby Shop

Yo! Baby offers a variety of bilingual Chinese resources for early learners, including books, games, and more!

LA librería

LA librería specializes in helping libraries, schools and school districts develop or strengthen Spanish language book collections to meet the needs of their readers and their educational programs.