CSUCI School of Education’s Dr. Carola Oliva-Olson Speaks with Wendy Sims-Moten from Noozhawk on the importance of (home) language maintenance, dual language programs, and play/exploration in early childhood education.

"Each child has his or her own language background and experiences. We need to know from the beginning what these look like and the language goals of the families and the early learning program. Teachers need to receive ongoing training to understand and document language development, and how to respond to each child at his or her level, helping each one continuously to develop language in a meaningful and effective way."

Read the entire interview here.

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