Supporting Dual Language Learners and their Families in Early Childhood

Join us as we discuss the stages of second language acquisition for preschool students, and effective strategies to support Dual Language Learners and their families in early childhood settings.

1. Discuss the stages of how children learn a second language
2. Discuss supports for Dual Language Learners in early childhood classrooms
3. Discuss strategies to support families of Dual Language Learners

Includes 2 clock hours

Audience: Preschool and Kindergarten teachers, coaches, and instructional assistants

Meet the instructor:

Julie is a Partner Manager at the Haring Center for Inclusive Education. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood and Family Studies and her Masters of Education in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Washington. 

Julie’s work focuses on supporting special education and inclusion in early childhood programs. She supports the provision of training, coaching, and consultation around inclusion and individualization for Early Achievers coaches. 

Prior to joining the Haring Center team, Julie worked as a special education preschool teacher at the Experimental Education Unit for seven years. Julie has experience supporting special education students, dual language learners, and students in the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP). Julie is fluent in Spanish and passionate about supporting dual language learners and collaborating with multilingual families. Julie also has experience coaching pre-service teachers in early childhood and special education. Julie is passionate about helping all students, families, and adult learners to feel welcome and included in the classroom setting.

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