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State Early Learning and Development Standards/Guidelines, Policies and Related Practices: How responsive are they to the needs of young dual language learners?

October 1, 2015

The purpose of this report is to review a subset of states’ Early Learning and Development Standards (ELDS) for pre-k-aged children (three to five years of age) to identify the most common approaches to meeting the needs of young dual language learners (DLLs), to determine the extent to which these standards reflect the current scientific research on the development and learning of preschool-aged DLLs, and the extent to which states provide adequate guidance for supporting early childhood programs and professionals in implementing effective programs for young DLLs.

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