First 5 California’s biennial Child Health, Education, and Care Summit –  “Stronger Starts: 25 Years of First 5” –  will be held at the Oakland Marriott City Center on March 25‐27, 2024. SEAL is a proud partner and will host an interactive workshop for educators, families and partners. See you there!

SEAL Session

Supporting Oral Language Development in Preschool & Transitional Kindergarten | Presentation

Karen Ascencio, Patricia Pate, Sara Rizik-Baer | Tuesday, March 26 | 10:45 a.m. PST 

Young children have the capacity to learn two languages, but this requires intentional planning.  This session will explore principles one and two of the California English Learner Roadmap and current research findings on how to best support young three-to-five-year-old Dual Language Learners in a preschool or transitional kindergarten setting.  We will share a simple, five-step approach to designing integrated curriculum units that centralizes on the needs of DLLs.    Through videos, anchor charts, and demonstrations, participants will be introduced to four high-leverage strategies that build upon and enhance children’s oral language development, content knowledge, and emergent literacy skills in English and in their home language(s).  Access to planning tool and write-ups of strategies will be provided.