Document Number: 9730Responding to the Needs of Young Latino Children: State Efforts to Build Comprehensive Early Learning Systems - The National Council of La Raza conducted interviews with early childhood leaders in eight states with significant Latino populations to gauge how responsive early learning systems are to the needs of children in these communities. Among other shortcomings, they found states lacking in articulating early learning standards that reflect English Language Learners’ developmental trajectory, implementing bilingual education programs, providing teachers with adequate training and professional development. The report ends with recommendations for federal policy makers and state early learning councils to address these challenges.
(Erika Beltran, National Council of La Raza, February 2010)...
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