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Many Languages, Building Connections

Supporting Infants and Toddlers Who Are Dual Language Learners


Language is a vital component of early childhood experiences well before a child can say his first word. All infants and toddlers need experiences that nurture, support, and teach their home language and culture. Even the most experienced caregiver can feel unsure about meeting the unique needs of infants and toddlers from different language backgrounds. Many Languages, Building Connections provides adaptable strategies to help caregivers understand how language develops, how cultural differences can come into play, and how to assess an individual child’s situation to provide appropriate support. From welcoming diverse families and engaging them to participate in a childcare program to creating nurturing communities that value and support each child’s home language while fostering English acquisition, the helpful strategies in Many Languages, Building Connections will prepare caregivers for the diverse reality they encounter in their work.

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ISBN: 978-0-87659-389-9
Audience: Early childhood educators of ages 0–2
Trim Size: 8.5" x 11"
Page Count: 128

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