This resource provides an overview of effective, research-based instructional models for preschools teaching Spanish and English. The author provides a brief summary of recent research, guidelines for instruction, and specific details about the similarities and differences of Spanish and English to help educators consider ways to support transference of compatible skills. Included in this resource is an overview of best assessment practices. This resource is a straightforward, big-picture look at the essentials of dual language preschools and would be useful to share with new teachers, instructional aides, and program support staff.
This resource is written in a blog format and provides citations to research throughout with a list of references at the end. It is aimed at an audience of educators, yet could be used with families and community members interested in the foundational elements of dual language preschool programs.