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Childhood Language Development: The 30 Million Word Gap

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November 15, 2011
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Surveys of district administrators and teachers suggest a need for support in identifying curricular models designed for young 5 year olds. In 2011-12, several school districts began implementing TK early, including Los Angeles Unified School District, Kingsburg Unified School District and Soquel Unified School District. These districts are also implementing groundbreaking work and designing curricular models based on the latest brain development research that highlights how Dual Language Learners most effectively acquire language. Join this session to hear from experts from these districts on their best practice models.


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