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ELD Foundation

Preschool Learning Foundations
English Language Development (ELD) Foundation Map PDF
California Preschool Learning Foundations, Volume 2, ELD Chapter

Preschool Curriculum Framework
California Preschool Curriculum Framework, Volume 2, ELD Chapter

Flannel Board Activity: An Example of Building Listening Skills
Three Day Small Group Reading and Speaking Plan
Environment and Materials Chart

Other Resources
- Colorín Colorado Colorín Colorado is a free web-based service that provides information, activities and advice for educators and Spanish-speaking families of English language learners (ELLs).
- National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness The National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness provides the Head Start community with research-based information, practices, and strategies to ensure optimal academic and social progress for linguistically and culturally diverse children and their families. It provides culturally responsive, user-friendly materials and training for staff and families to use to promote strong language and literacy skills in children’s home language and in English.
- National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) English Learners Research page gathers information on culturally appropriate preschool, diversity issues related to preschool, and what is known about English language learners in preschool.
- Preschool California (2010) "Resources from the Early Learning Dual Language Learner Forum" Los Angeles, CA. Two valuable policy briefs are available for download.

- Early Steps to Reading Success II, California Children and Families Commission

- Florida VPK Teacher Toolkit. The following video clip is part of the "Literacy and Vocabulary" toolkit. Dialogic Reading video clip.
- Genishi, C. (2002). "Young English Language Learners: Resourceful in the Classroom." Young Children 57 (4).
- Gillanders, C. & Castro, D.C. (2011). "Storybook Reading for Young Dual Language Learners." Young Children 66 (1).
- NAEYC (2005).  "Screening and Assessment of Young English-language Learners: Supplement to the NAEYC and NAECS/SDE Joint Position Statement on Early Childhood Curriculum, Assessment and Program Evaluation"
- Office of Head Start. "Program Preparedness Checklist: Serving Dual Language Learners and Their Families"
- Ordonez-Jasis, R. & Ortiz, R.W. (2006). "Reading Their Worlds: Working with Diverse Families to Enhance Children’s Early Literacy Development."  Young Children. NAEYC.
- Preschool English Learners Training Manual. Various handouts (See also CDD resources)
- Washington Learning Systems--"Supporting Early Literacy in Natural Environments: Activities for Parents, Caregivers and Young Children" English / Spanish. The development of these materials was supported by Grant H324M020084 from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.