Head Start is more ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse than ever before. The Office of Head Start (OHS) is dedicated to providing all Head Start programs with resources to meet the diverse needs of their communities. This resource catalogue (volumes one, two, and three) is designed to provide programs with evidence-based materials, research, promising practices, and other information to help develop culturally and linguistically responsive systems and services. The catalogue includes books, articles, videos, and other useful resources—most of which are available free of charge.
The resource catalogue is organized into three volumes, each with a special focus. A few resources are included in more than one volume, but most are not.
- Volume One: Dual Language Learning provides information to support Head Start programs working to maximize the development and potential of dual language learners (DLLs) and their families. Catalogue entries showcase resources and practices on topics such as teaching strategies, assessment of DLLs, and supporting culturally and linguistically diverse programs.
- Volume Two: Native and Heritage Language Preservation, Revitalization, and Maintenance provides information to support Head Start programs working to preserve, revitalize, and/or reclaim American Indian, Alaskan Native, Pacific Island, and other heritage languages. Catalogue entries showcase resources and practices on topics such as early childhood language nests, the use of technology in language learning, immersion preschool programs, and culturally responsive curricula.
- Volume Three: Cultural Responsiveness provides information to support Head Start programs in developing culturally competent and responsive practices. Catalogue entries showcase resources and practices on topics such as culturally responsive teaching strategies, working with culturally diverse families and communities, and infusing family cultures across the curriculum.
Source: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center/National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness