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Hammer Carol Scheffner, Burchinal Margaret, Soliday-Hong Sandra, LaForett Dore R., Paez Mariela M., Buysse Virginia, Espinosa Linda M., Castro Dina Carmela, Lopez Lisa M., Q2 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Over 30% of children in the U.S. are dual language learners (DLLs) who are learning two languages. Understanding the development of both languages for young DLL children in early care and education is critical. However, few have simultaneously…
Espinosa Linda M., LaForett Dore R., Burchinal Margaret, Winsler Adam, Tien Hsiao-Chuan, Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., Castro Dina Carmela, April-June 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Although quality center-based child care is helpful in promoting school readiness for dual language learners (DLLs), little is known about the nonparental child care that young DLL children experience. DLL status is often confounded with immigrant…
Espinosa Linda M., Calderon Miriam E., October, 2015
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this report and accompanying state ELDS analysis is to review a subset of states' ELDS standards for pre-k-aged children (three to five years of age) to identify the most common approaches to meeting the needs of young DLLs, to…
Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., Buysse Virginia, Fuligni Allison Sidle, Burchinal Margaret, Espinosa Linda M., Halle Tamara, Castro Dina Carmela, Q4 2014
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
As the number of young dual language learners (DLLs) in early care and education (ECE) programs is increasing, it is critical to examine how well measures of the quality of practices in these settings reflect the needs of the diverse groups of…
Castro Dina Carmela, Espinosa Linda M., January, 2014
Other
Peer Reviewed
This article discusses the current knowledge on the developmental characteristics and contexts of care for infants and toddlers who are growing up in bilingual environments at home and in their early care settings in the United States. The authors…
Espinosa Linda M., November, 2013
Other
This report contributes to the effort to identify the specific features of ECE programs that most effectively support DLLs. First, it offers a profile of DLLs, and outlines some factors that may affect their developmental and academic outcomes. Next…
Espinosa Linda M., November, 2013
Executive Summary
This report contributes to the effort to identify the specific features of early childhood education programs that most effectively support DLLs. It offers a profile of DLLs, who are identified as children learning more than one language at the same…
Espinosa Linda M., August, 2013
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A discussion of misconceptions about young dual language learner development and educational approaches to dual language learning
Espinosa Linda M., Garcia Eugene E., November, 2012
Other
A discussion of considerations for the selection and use of state kindergarten entry assessments with the dual language learner population
Castro Dina Carmela, Espinosa Linda M., Paez Mariela M., 2011
Other
A discussion of elements of high quality early childhood education and care programs for dual language learners (DLLs), and an exploration of available quality measurement tools for the assessment of programs and practices to promote learning of DLLs
Espinosa Linda M., January, 2008
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A discussion of research findings that dispel common myths about dual language development and educational approaches to dual language learning for children ages three to eight
Espinosa Linda M., 2008
Other
An overview of research on language and literacy development in young English language learners (ELLs), and a discussion of effective classroom strategies to nurture bilingualism in young children who speak languages other than English at home
Espinosa Linda M., Lopez Michael, 11 August, 2007
Other
A discussion of considerations and recommendations for assessing young English language learners in programs with different levels of accountability and an overview of current assessment measurements and strategies for English language learners
Espinosa Linda M., 2007
Other
An overview of the developmental profiles of English language learners (ELLs) at kindergarten entry, and examples of successful preschool programs and instructional approaches linked with positive long-term educational outcomes for ELLs
Espinosa Linda M., 2006
Other
A discussion, overview of research, and list of recommendations related to the school readiness of Hispanic/Latino children in the United States