A New Research Brief from Early Edge California & the American Institutes for Research (AIR)
Our new research brief written in partnership with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on early learning and care programs in California and the Dual Language Learners (DLLs) they serve. This brief builds on findings reported from two earlier briefs we co-authored about DLLs during the pandemic.
Supporting Child Care Providers and the Dual Language Learners They Serve During the COVID-19 Crisis: Insights From a Statewide Survey draws on the same data from a survey of a representative sample of early learning and care programs in California and examines the ways in which early learning programs supported DLL children and their families during the program disruptions this summer. Findings show how sites were offering a range of services including virtual learning, activities to help parents support their children’s learning at home, and resources to support social and emotional development for children. For DLLs, the widespread program closures, reductions in enrollment for in-person learning, and a shift to virtual learning have come with added challenges and lower rates of participation.