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Linguistic Geniuses: Dual Language Learners and Their Astonishing Ability To Learn Languages

April 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

All humans have the extraordinary ability to learn to speak many languages. Come learn more about how you, as an early childhood educator, can support children and their families in their journey to acquiring one, two or more languages! Please note this three part series in English Will be the last for this program year, next one sometime in Fall 2021.


Participants will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding about language acquisition
  • Discuss the connection between language and culture
  • Identify best practices to enhance oral language and literacy skills for our young Dual Language Learners
  • Share strategies to engage with diverse families
  • Plan for individual language needs in their classrooms
  • Create a “language plan” for their classrooms
  • Practice ways to engage children even when you don’t speak their language
  • Share strategies for DLLs who are enrolled in remote learning


This training meets the Early Learning Scholarship requirement for six hours of professional development on Dual Language Learning. ** All 3 sessions must be attended to receive PD hours **


Dates and Times:

Saturdays: April 10, 17 and 24

Times: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM

Trainers:  Eliana Elias & Olga Lacayo

Language: English


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April 17
9:00 am - 11:30 am


San Francisco Quality Connections

“I think our staff really benefited from all the training. All the trainings allowed the staff to explore and think differently and keep up-to-date….”

-Helen Lao, Co-Director, Little Footprints Preschool