Children’s language, culture and identity matter. Today, 60 percent of all California children, birth to 5-years-old, come from homes where their families speak one or more languages other than English. Preschool classrooms need an explicit focus on developing children’s home languages along with English, thus setting the foundation for a pathway to bilingualism, which will connect them to their families and heritage and will confer economic and social benefits later in life.

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