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9. Engaging Parents and Community


To have parents and community members be informed and supportive of the dual language education program, and to see it and communicate it to their peers as a program that will benefit to all students, not just English Learners.


Parents and community are key in growing and sustaining a dual language education program. Being able to engage them early on and develop a partnership with them toward supporting the program as it grows will be extremely critical.

  • After the dual language education program has been in place for several months, hold information meetings and tours for parents and community members to allow them to see first-hand the great work that the teachers and students are doing in the dual language education program to teach and learn in two languages.
  • Encourage opportunities for parents to assist in classroom.
  • Provide access to resource library with bilingual articles, books, digital resources, and materials available for parents to checkout.
  • Continue to include parent representatives in the Leadership Team to provide the connection to the community that is so important to the success and sustainability of the program.

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