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Lazarin Melissa, Park Maki, 2021
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This report examines the extent to which federal agencies, states, and localities have procedures or guidance in place to identify DLLs in early childhood programs. It begins by providing an overview of the significance of accurately identifying…

Lazarin Melissa, Park Maki, 2021
Executive Summary

A scan of federal, state, and local programs and policies shows considerable variation in approaches to collecting information about the linguistic characteristics of young children and their families. It also points to some promising practices…

Park Maki, Katsiaficas Caitlin, April, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This issue brief seeks to raise awareness of the need for trauma-informed services for young children of immigrants and refugees as well as for their families. In addition to providing a profile of this population and an overview of the effects that…
Park Maki, Katsiaficas Caitlin, McHugh Margie, April, 2018
Other
This report takes stock of ECEC service provision for young children of refugees and asylum seekers in select European countries (Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Turkey) as well as in Canada and the United States. In…
Park Maki, Katsiaficas Caitlin, McHugh Margie, April, 2018
Executive Summary
Seeking to better understand current policies and practices in this arena, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) coordinated an international study of the challenges and successes major host countries in Europe and North America are experiencing in…
Baker Megina, Paez Mariela M., March, 2018
Reports & Papers
Early childhood education and care (ECEC) programs across the United States are experiencing an increasing level of linguistic and cultural diversity among the children they serve. Dual Language Learners (DLLs)--young children who grow up speaking…
Baker Megina, Paez Mariela M., March, 2018
Executive Summary
Early childhood education and care (ECEC) programs across the United States are experiencing an increasing level of linguistic and cultural diversity among the children they serve. Dual Language Learners (DLLs)--young children who grow up speaking…
Pompa Delia, Park Maki, Fix Michael, December, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This policy brief analyses the opportunities ESSA introduced for DLLs and the ECEC workforce. It begins by setting out key demographics of the DLL population, including its rapid growth and characteristics. The brief then discusses trends in the…
Pompa Delia, Park Maki, Fix Michael, December, 2017
Executive Summary
This is a summary of a brief that focuses on the leveraging of federal funding via the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to strengthen the early childhood education workforce and better serve young children who are dual language learners (DLLs).
McHugh Margie, Sugarman Julie, Zepeda Marlene, 12 October, 2017
Multimedia
This webinar provides an overview of key characteristics of dual language learner (DLL) children and their families, along with relevant early childhood education and care (ECEC) policies. Specifically, these system level policies address three…
McHugh Margie, Park Maki, Sugarman Julie, Zepeda Marlene, 12 October, 2017
Other
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that provides an overview of key characteristics of dual language learner (DLL) children and their families, along with relevant early childhood education and care (ECEC) policies. Specifically,…
Park Maki, O'Toole Anna, Katsiaficas Caitlin, October, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet outlines the key sociodemographic characteristics of the DLL population in the United States and explores the range of state-level policies that shape their access to early childhood education and care (ECEC) programs. The data it…
Sugarman Julie, Park Maki, August, 2017
Reports & Papers
Overall, there are two primary ways QRIS risk disadvantaging CLD providers and workers. First, CLD providers may have greater difficulty achieving higher ratings due to cultural or other barriers unrelated to program quality and may not be…
Sugarman Julie, Park Maki, August, 2017
Executive Summary
This summary provides an overview of some of the ways in which the design and implementation of quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS) can affect culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) providers and provides recommendations to better…
Gross Jeff, Ntagengwa Christine, March, 2016
Reports & Papers
This report begins with an overview of ECEC service provision in the United States. It then describes refugee populations in Massachusetts and how refugee families access child-care services, including the process of obtaining child-care vouchers…