Early Childhood Programs for Multilingual Children



This lesson addresses challenges associated with caring for multilingual children and the impact of culture on development. It also discusses planning and implementation of successful programs for multicultural children.


RECALL the definition of multilingual.

RECALL the significance of recognizing and embracing culture during children’s development.

IDENTIFY educational and social challenges associated with caring for multilingual children.

RECALL the significance of language development for children.

IDENTIFY coping skills used to ease multilingual children’s transitions into new environments.

IDENTIFY common steps for planning and implementing programs for multilingual children.

IDENTIFY communication skills and instructional strategies required to effectively instruct multilingual children.