The Center for Early Childhood Education is pleased to announce the release of Supporting English Language Learners in the Preschool Classroom, an educational video that discusses the challenges of supporting children with limited English skills. Dr. Ann Anderberg, Assistant Professor of Education at Eastern Connecticut State University, stresses the importance of continuing to support first language development in children, and gives suggestions for assisting these young learners in their acquisition of English. Teacher Elisabeth Martin from the Windham Early Childhood Center describes some of the strategies she uses to support the oral language development of English language learners.
The video is the 8th in the e-clips series of educational videos for early childhood professionals. Each e-clip features an expert describing how early childhood professionals can use the latest research to enhance children's learning, and includes video footage from preschool classrooms at Eastern's Child and Family Development Resource Center. Supplementing each e-clip are suggested readings, additional on-line resources, and discussion questions to support conversations within instructional teams, in staff meetings, or in college-level courses.
To view the video and supplemental materials, go to: http://www.easternct.edu/cece/e-clips_english_language_learners.html.