Dual Language Learners

Diverse group of children in a classroom.

You are here

Use these resources to support young children who are learning a second language while continuing to develop their home language. 

Most Recent

Mother and daughter in a classroom smiling

¡Celebre el multilingüismo de su hijo!

Como padre o madre de un niño o niña que está aprendiendo dos o más idiomas, usted puede sustentar la habilidad y el interés de usar todos los idiomas que escuche su hijo al entusiasmarse y divertirse con el multilingüismo. 
Members Only
Mother and daughter in a classroom smiling

Celebrate Your Child’s Multilingualism!

As a parent of a child learning two or more languages, you can help sustain your child’s ability and interest in using all the languages they hear by being enthusiastic and playful about multilingualism. Here are some suggestions.
Members Only
Group of young professionals

Recommendations for Public Policymakers

Work to change any policy that either directly or through unintended negative consequences undermines children’s physical and emotional well-being or weakens the bonds between children and their families.
Members Only
Two teachers and a group of young children standing and smiling in the classroom.

Recommendations for Everyone

The following general recommendations apply to everyone involved in any aspect of early childhood education.
Members Only
Teacher and young girl sitting at a desk in a classroom.

Advancing Equity: Position

When early childhood educators use inclusive teaching approaches, they demonstrate that they respect diversity and value all children’s strengths.
Members Only
Teacher in a classroom with a group of early primary students

Advancing Equity: Purpose

This position statement is one of five foundational documents NAEYC has developed in collaboration with the early childhood profession.
Members Only