As an administrator

This practitioner friendly text was created with the needs of early childhood educational leaders at its core. In this practical guide, 45 contributing experts answer 78 practitioner questions about leadership, programming, professional development (PD), and how to address different home languages when assessing children and classrooms. These expert responses help educational leaders support teachers, comply with regulations, and achieve desired outcomes.

Learning Support Features: These features allow the book to be used as an in-depth planning tool, an easy-access desktop reference for any early childhood education administrator, and a great resource for graduate courses and high-level PD.

Key Considerations for Language Plan: Each chapter begins with this feature to show adminis­trators how they can use what they read to create a specific language plan for their schools that represents the shared knowledge and vision of the entire school community.

Glossary: Highlights and explains the myriad of terms that may be encountered when attending meetings or reading guidance materials about working with young children who have home languages other than English.

Resources and Questions: Each chapter concludes with tools that can immediately be used in practice: