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

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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2019

More Strategies for Supporting Children in Superdiverse Settings

This is the second of two articles offering strategies for teaching children in classrooms where a variety of home languages are spoken.

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Authored by: Carola Oliva-Olson, Linda M. Espinosa, Whit Hayslip, Elizabeth S. Magruder
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Young Children
November 1, 2018

Building a Cohesive Multimodal Environment for Diverse Learners

Ms. Manfredini seeks to understand the children’s backgrounds and draw on their experiences; she also supports children in using several different communication modes to make and express meaning.

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Authored by: Joseph C. Rumenapp, P. Zitlali Morales, Aquila Manfredini Lykouretzos
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Two students drawing in a classroom
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Young Children
May 1, 2018

Engaging and Enriching: The Key to Developmentally Appropriate Academic Rigor

In this article, we describe the transformation of 17 kindergarten classrooms from didactic experiences for children to rigorous and developmentally appropriate student-centered learning environments.

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Authored by: Shannon Riley-Ayers, Alexandra Figueras-Daniel
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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2017

Supporting Language: Culturally Rich Dramatic Play

In Mrs. Ramos’s classroom, the children’s conversations about their family activities led them to create a panaderia in the dramatic play center.

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Authored by: Irasema Salinas-Gonzalez, María G. Arreguín-Anderson, Iliana Alanís
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The Early Years Matter
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The Early Years Matter: Education, Care and the Well-Being of Children, Birth to 8

Emphasizing the need to understand and respect young children’s strengths and unique characteristics, the authors offer inspiration for working in the field, as well as addressing the realistic challenges of implementing developmentally appropriate care a

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Authored by: Marilou Hyson, Heather Biggar Tomlinson
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