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Although educational outcomes and success in life for all children must start in the earliest years, children from immigrant families and those who are English Learners often face barriers to educational opportunities, particularly in enrolling in high-quality early learning programs. The purpose of this continuing education course, developed using information from the U.S. Department of Education, is to provide information that will assist and enhance efforts to support immigrant children from birth through the elementary grades. Specific strategies for school staff, parents, and community members to help English Learners and immigrant children and families are presented.
1. Identify what research is saying about the benefits of high-quality early education for all children, including English Learners (ELs) and children from immigrant families.
2. Discuss legal guidelines pertaining to school enrollment and secondary education, English Learners and their parents, children with disabilities, and bullying and harassment.
3. Summarize tips for early learning programs, elementary schools, and educators to promote healthy child development, family and caregiver engagement, and open and welcome environments.
4. Outline specific approaches to engage English Learners and immigrant children/families to increase enrollment, build positive relationships, and enhance school experiences.
5. Evaluate ways to build staff capacity and knowledge that will help alleviate barriers for immigrant families and create success.
6. Review programs, resources, and strategies that are available to immigrant children, parents, guardians, and families to better support educational equity and opportunity for all children.
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