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The purpose of the E-SLD Standards is to provide a developmentally sound framework for supporting and instructing emergent bilinguals, ages 2.5-5.5. This framework aligns with existing WIDA Spanish Language Development Standards, Kindergarten through Grade 12 and simultaneously corresponds with state early learning standards. The E-SLD Standards Framework supports and facilitates the language development of emergent bilinguals through developmentally appropriate, standards-based content from preschool through Grade 12.Access Resource
This guide presents six key considerations for strengthening family engagement practices and building relationships with families.Access Resource
This booklet complements the WIDA English Language Proficiency Standards and provides a valuable set of resources aligned to the Performance Definitions for the levels of English language proficiency.Access Resource
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.Access Resource
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.Access Resource
This resource guide introduces the WIDA E-ELD Standards and Framework to practitioners, professionals, and parents. The resource guide includes a discussion of each component of the framework as well as examples of language descriptors for each standard with the intention of helping practitioners see how the E-ELD Standards are used in a variety of authentic contexts in Early Care and Education (ECE) settings.Access Resource
How can ECE 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. Is your state a WIDA Early Years membership state? If so, you can find examples of how one teacher used the planning tool to ensure a language-focused approach to her planning. See the Making Connections document, section two.Access Resource
What should ECE educators consider as they adopt a language-focused approach to planning equitable learning opportunities for multilingual children? Use this Annotated Guide to explore guiding questions designed to help you use the Language-Focused Planning Tool.Access Resource