Supporting Individual Learner Needs

Imagine you are a teacher working in a diverse school setting with a large English language learner (ELL) population. You recognize that not all ELL families are the same and understanding each child and family context is essential to ensuring a successful school partnership with the families.

After reviewing the “ECE-562 Case Studies,” discuss how to partner with each ELL family to address the individual learner needs in 750-1,000 words.

As an introduction, provide a description of what you need to know, understand, and value as an early childhood educator about the diverse characteristics of ELL families.

Description of how the language, culture, and family background of Mohammad, Maria, and Patrick influence the normative sequences of their early development and learning.  

Explanation of how using multiple perspectives relevant to Mohammad, Maria, and Patrick’s personal, family, and community experiences and cultural diversity will promote their learning outcomes.  

At least four strategies for collaborating with the families to develop trusting, respectful, affirming, and culturally responsive partnerships that demonstrate positive and supportive relationships. Include at least one strategy for effective communication with the families.  

A minimum of two community resources for each child, to support their learning and development and their families. Include how you would build partnerships between early learning settings, schools, and community organizations and agencies.  

As a conclusion, identify the ethical decisions you would need to consider for your ELL students. Discuss how you would promote the common good for the students, their families, and any colleagues working with the students when making decisions. Include how your ethical decisions are consistent with the Christian worldview.

Support with 3-5 scholarly resources.