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ABCs of Family Engagement

Family Engagement
Early Years

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

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Boletín de enfoque: la participación familiar

Family Engagement
Standards and Instructional Practices
Professional Learning
Research
Early Years

El objetivo de este boletín es generar consciencia sobre la necesidad de contar con prácticas de participación familiar que tengan en cuenta tanto el logro académico como el desarrollo lingüístico del alumno. Es por ello que decidimos dirigir este boletín a dos diferentes audiencias: padres de familias y educadores. Le recomendamos a los equipos de padres de familia y educadores que utilicen este recurso como herramienta para apoyar las prácticas locales de participación familiar.

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Can Do Booklet PreK-K

Can Do Descriptors
Standards and Instructional Practices
Early Years

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.

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Can Do Descriptors - Early Years

Can Do Descriptors
Early Years
Standards and Instructional Practices

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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Early English Language Development Standards, 2014 Edition

English Language Development Standards
Early Years
Standards and Instructional Practices

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.

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Early Spanish Language Development Standards Resource Guide, 2015 Edition

Spanish Language Development Standards
Early Years
Standards and Instructional Practices

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.

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Focus On Early Years: Assets-Based, Language-Focused Family Engagement for Dual Language Learners

Standards and Instructional Practices
Research
Professional Learning
Early Years
Family Engagement

This WIDA Focus Bulletin explores multiple ways to effectively engage families of DLLs in their children’s linguistic and cultural development.

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Focus On Early Years: Observing Language Use to Promote Dual-Language Development

Standards and Instructional Practices
Research
Professional Learning
Early Years

In this WIDA Focus Bulletin, we explore some ways that ECE practitioners in high-quality programs observe and document DLLs’ receptive and expressive language development and use.

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Focus On Early Years: Planning for Dual-Language Development and Learning

Standards and Instructional Practices
Research
Professional Learning
Early Years

In this WIDA Focus Bulletin, we explore ways that early care and education (ECE) practitioners use what they know about DLLs and their families to make intentional decisions about development and learning.

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