New Tools to Support Preschool Learning: Supports for Bilingual Children and for Technology Integration

The Education Development Center has published two new tools for developing a supportive learning environment for children who are emergent bilingual (or dual-language) learners, while also seeking to meaningfully integrate technology tools into their programs.

Supporting Emergent Bilingual Children in Early Learning and Integrating Technology into Early Learning are short booklets (online in pdf format) that draw on current research into how children learn, giving educators promising practices for supporting the diverse needs of young learners. Easy-to-use classroom checklists are also provided to aid educators in effectively implementing these practices. These resources, available in Spanish, Chinese, and English, are applicable to all early childhood professionals, working in all types of learning environments, with young children from all backgrounds.