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Resource Collection: Emerging Bilingual Learners

The term emerging bilingual learner is used here to refer to children birth to age five who are learning two (or more) languages at the same time or are learning a second language while continuing to develop their first (home) language. Emerging bilingual learners are more likely than monolingual children to live in poverty and in families with low levels of education (National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, 2017). This collection of resources highlights the work being done to support emerging bilingual learners and their families.