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A Story of Collaboration and Transitions for Multilingual Children

This Focus Bulletin centers on P.H. Miller School/Plano Early Learning to show how educators, families and community members collaborate to promote equitable transitions for multilingual children in grades PreK-3. It provides reflections and advice from educators.

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ABCs of Family Engagement

This guide presents six key considerations for strengthening family engagement practices and building relationships with families.

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Adopting a Language-Focused Approach to Transitions Across PreK-3 Settings

This concept tool provides an overview of equitable, language-focused approaches to multilingual children’s transitions across programs, districts, schools and grade levels (PreK-K, K-1, 1-2 and 2-3).

See the Teaching in PreK-3 page for context.

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Are We Ready? Districts and Programs Collaboration Guide and Notebook

The Are We Ready? Districts and Programs Collaboration Guide is for PreK-3 district and program leaders to use for reflection and planning connected to leading equitable transitions for multilingual children and their families. Use the Are We Ready? Districts and Programs Notetaker to write down your own ideas and transition plans.

See the Teaching in PreK-3 page for context.

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Are We Ready? Educators Collaboration Guide and Notetaker

The Are We Ready? Educators Collaboration Guide is for PreK-3 educators to use for reflection and planning connected to promoting and providing equitable transitions for multilingual children and their families. Use the Are We Ready? Educators Notetaker to write down your own ideas and transition plans.

See the Teaching in PreK-3 page for context.

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Are We Ready? Recommended Readings and References

This list has recommended readings and references for PreK-3 educators and leaders to use to explore equitable language-focused transitions for multilingual children and their families.

See the Teaching in PreK-3 page for context.

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Are We Ready? Schools and Programs Collaboration Guide and Notetaker

The Are We Ready? Schools and Programs Collaboration Guide is for PreK-3 school and program leaders to use for reflection and planning connected to leading equitable transitions for multilingual children and their families. Use the Are We Ready? Schools and Programs Notetaker to write down your own ideas and transition plans.

See the Teaching in PreK-3 page for context.

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Can Do Descriptors - Early Years

The Early Years Can Do Descriptors provide examples of what dual-language learners (DLLs) can do at various stages of language development from 2 to 5 years old.

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Concept Tool: A Language-Focused Approach to Planning Equitable Learning Opportunities

A language-focused approach to planning applies an equity and language lens to the design of active and engaging learning opportunities for young children. Explore this tool to learn more about the what, how and why of a language-focused approach to planning equitable learning opportunities for multilingual children.

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Engaging with Families of Young Multilingual Children

This WIDA Snapshot is grounded in WIDA’s ABCs of Family Engagement and can be used to initiate reflection and conversation on local efforts to engage with families of multilingual children.

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Family Connections Through Home Languages

This flyer provides educators with information on how home languages play an important role in maintaining communication and relationships with family.​

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Family Connections Through Home Languages (Arabic)

This Arabic-language flyer provides educators with information on how home languages play an important role in maintaining communication and relationships with family.​

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Family Connections Through Home Languages (Dari)

This flyer provides educators with information on how home languages play an important role in maintaining communication and relationships with family.​

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Family Connections Through Home Languages (Korean)

This Korean-language flyer provides educators with information on how home languages play an important role in maintaining communication and relationships with family.​

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Family Connections Through Home Languages (Pashto)

This flyer provides educators with information on how home languages play an important role in maintaining communication and relationships with family.​

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Family Connections Through Home Languages (Simplified Chinese)

This Simplified Chinese-language flyer provides educators with information on how home languages play an important role in maintaining communication and relationships with family.​

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Family Connections Through Home Languages (Spanish)

This Spanish language flyer provides educators with information on how home languages play an important role in maintaining communication and relationships with family.​

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Family Connections Through Home Languages (Ukrainian)

This Ukrainian-language flyer provides educators with information on how home languages play an important role in maintaining communication and relationships with family.​

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Gathering and Reflecting on Families’ Language and Cultural Goals

This WIDA Snapshot focuses on how you can gather information and reflect on the language and cultural goals families have for their children.

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Language-Focused Planning Tool

How can PreK educators get started planning equitable learning opportunities for multilingual children? Use this language-focused planning tool to embed a language-focused approach to your planning.

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