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Implementing the Dual Language Learners Program Assessment (DLLPA): A Closer Look Webinar Series
Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST
Category: National Training or Event

January–April 2019

Register Online for the First Webinar Now!

In August 2018, the Office of Head Start launched the DLLPA. It helps Head Start, child care, and pre-K programs assess their systems and services to ensure the full and effective participation of children who are DLLs and their families. The Introducing the DLLPA webinar provides an overview of how to use the assessment tool. This new series, held January–April 2019, offers a closer look at implementing the DLLPA. Explore implementation, management systems, and program service delivery strategies that reflect the coordinated approach required in Head Start.
Webinar 1 focuses on how a management systems approach can form an effective foundation for implementing the DLLPA and planning a coordinated approach to services for DLLs and their families. Examples demonstrate how, as a data collection tool, the DLLPA identifies strengths and areas for growth in each of the identified management systems areas. Learn how the DLLPA fits into the Head Start planning cycle through the lens of the recently published Foundations for Excellence resource and supports planning for continuous improvement.

Topics for the series include:
Highlighting the systems level and program service delivery approaches used by Head Start, Early Head Start, and other early education programs to identify areas for improving and enriching services for children who are DLLs and their families
How a management systems approach offers an effective foundation for implementing coordinated approaches reflected in the DLLPA
The Planned Language Approach (PLA) with teaching, curricula, and assessment practices that promote culturally and linguistically appropriate practices for all
How the Head Start Program Performance Standards and coordinated approaches promote effective school readiness for young children by partnering with parents and families
Responsive practices used with community stakeholders to support the program’s work with families, including transitions
How to promote health equity through culturally and linguistically responsive health services
Specific resources for management and direct services staff working to promote culturally and linguistically appropriate practices for all children birth to age 5 and their families

Target Audience
Head Start and Early Head Start directors, managers, administrators, and program staff
T/TA managers and providers
Federal and Regional Office staff
State Collaboration Offices
Child Care and Development Fund state administrators and grantees

The first webinar on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 from 2–3:30 p.m.

Mark your calendar for all upcoming Implementing the DLLPA: A Closer Look webinars:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, 2–3:30 p.m. ET: Education and Child Development Services for Dual Language Learners
  • Thursday, March 7, 2019, 3–4:30 p.m. ET: Partnering with Families of Children Who Are Dual Language Learners
  • Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 3–4:30 p.m. ET: Addressing Health Equity through Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Health Services

Contact: [email protected]