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.
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.