Posted on 01/20/2014 at 11:53 AM by Global Reach

Excellence in early childhood education is a wonderful goal that we’d like to achieve for all young children. As the population changes, that means all early childhood teachers should be prepared to teach children who speak different languages. Right now, as many as 20%-25% of the children in preschool come from different home language backgrounds. A growing body of research strongly tells us that preschool children need to continue learning in their home language while they also begin to learn English.

To obtain more information regarding the ELL learner in your preschool, the reader is directed to the website  http://www.lee.k12.nc.us/Page/8311.  Just some of the information on this site includes: the EFL Playhouse (Collections of educational games, songs, fingerplays, action rhymes, craft ideas, printable materials, tongue twisters, and more), resources for early education teachers for this population, parent and family involvement, and technology.  

 

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