Meeting the English Language Needs of Early Childhood Educators and FamiliesRecorded on Thursday, April 27, 2017, 7-8:30 PM EST
Throughout the United States an increasing number of nonnative early childhood educators care for young children. Cultural and linguistic diversity form a substantial part of the American heritage and should be embraced in early childhood programs for the benefit of children. This presentation will help you consider the necessary language skills and strategies needed to enable nonnative speakers of English to be successful. We will look at where to start and how to build English language skills through continuous and sustained instruction.
- Identify practical skills needed by nonnative speaking early childhood educators and families to listen, speak, read, and write in English on the topics of early childhood care, education, and child development.
- Explore various strategies to promote English language proficiency among nonnative speaking early childhood educators and families.
- Discover established curriculum and materials specifically designed for increasing the English language proficiency among nonnative speaking early childhood educators.
Power IS in the Numbers - Using Child Assessment Data to Drive Decisions Regarding Enhancing Program Quality and Ensuring Positive Early Learning OutcomesRecorded on March 18, 2016
More and more programs are now required to shift to a more “data-driven” decision making culture. In other words, programs are expected to use data in even more meaningful ways to plan and make decisions.
- Discuss recent trends on data driven decision-making
- Discover the importance of data
- Explore strategies for collecting data on children you serve