Child Care and Early Education Research Connections

Skip to main content

Pre-kindergarten teachers’ family engagement practices and English language learners’ attendance and early learning skills: Exploring the role of the linguistic context


 In this mixed methods study, we explored whether teachers’ family engagement practices were associated with ELL children’s attendance and early learning, focusing on whether two aspects of the linguistic context—classroom composition of ELL students and teachers’ practices for communicating in families’ home languages—moderates these associations. Additionally, we used parent focus groups to shed light on ELL families’ experiences with family engagement. We found consistent evidence that associations between teachers’ family engagement practices and ELL children’s attendance and socioemotional skills were moderated by classroom composition of ELL students. Specifically, family engagement practices were associated with better attendance and higher socioemotional skills among ELL children in minority ELL classrooms (less than 20% ELL) but not in classrooms with more ELL students (20% or more). (author abstract)

Resource Type:
Reports & Papers
United States

Related resources include summaries, versions, measures (instruments), or other resources in which the current document plays a part. Research products funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation are related to their project records.

- You May Also Like

These resources share similarities with the current selection.

The effects of an undergraduate programme of preschool teaching on preservice teachers' attitudes towards early mathematics education in Turkey: A longitudinal study

Reports & Papers

Early childhood educators working with children who have lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parents: What does the literature tell us?

Literature Review

Developing leadership for early childhood professionals through oral inquiry: Strengthening equity through making particulars visible in dilemmas of practice

Reports & Papers

Improving QRISs through the use of existing data: A virtual pilot of the California QRIS

Reports & Papers
Release: 'v1.24.0' | Built: 2023-01-23 14:56:35 EST