Multilingual Services (MLS) is Early Learning's comprehensive support system for language access to children and families. The MLS program is inclusive of the following:
- Interpreters whose primary function is to interpret information for parents when needed.
- Bilingual Instructional Assistants who support children directly in the classroom, bridging the language gap and helping the child access instruction meaningfully.
- Dual Language Learner Coaches support teachers in modifying curriculum to meet the needs of DLLs by providing strategies and resources. They coach teachers and support their understanding of language development and second language acquisition.
The following Early Learning Program Manual (ELPM) documents may require support from an Interpreter, Bilingual Instructional Assistant (BIA), and/or Dual Language Learners (DLL) Coach.
Child Enrollment Form (Preschool or Infant/Toddler) – Interpreter
Child Guidance and Support – Interpreter
Ongoing Child Assessment Procedure – BIA and Interpreter
Supporting DLLs in the Classroom – DLL Coach and BIAs
Assessing DLLs in MyTS – DLL Coach, BIA, Interpreter
Required 45-Day Screenings – Interpreter
Individualizing for Children – DLL Coach, BIA, Interpreter
Individual School Readiness Goal Form – Interpreter
Conferencing with Families – Interpreter
Bilingual Instructional Assistant Planning Guide – DLL Coach
Developmental Concerns/Disabilities Process Checklist – Interpreter
Mental Health Consultation Services – Interpreter
Applications (Early Learning, Returning, or Expectant Mother) – Interpreter (If language is not available)
Orientation PowerPoint – Interpreter
Family Connections – Interpreter
Family Connections EHS Home-Based – Interpreter
Family Strengths and Goal Planning Form – Interpreter
Home Visit Planning and Summary – Interpreter
ECEAP Mobility Mentoring documents – Interpreter