This website is the result of a collaborative effort led by Early Edge California in support of young Multilingual Learners in PreK-3rd Grade that includes researchers, practitioners, advocacy organizations, state agencies, and philanthropic organizations from California and across the nation.
The American Institutes for Research® served as the lead research partner, and was responsible for reviewing the literature, synthesizing the evidence base, and writing the background research and strategies presented in this Toolkit.
This work would not have been possible without the expertise and commitment of these organizations and individual contributors — thank you!
Meet Our Partners
The Multilingual Learning Toolkit is a collaboration among the following organizations and individual contributors committed to supporting quality instructional practices for Multilingual Learners in PreK-3rd Grade.
Susan Atkins, Teacher Educator & Consultant
Rebecca Bergey, Senior Researcher, American Institutes for Research
Dr. Dina C. Castro, M.P.H., President & CEO, LCS International, LLC
Carolyne Crolotte, Director of Dual Language Learner Programs, Early Edge California
Dr. Linda M. Espinosa, Professor Emeritus of Early Childhood Education at the University of Missouri, Columbia
Dr. Veronica A. Fernandez, PhD, Developmental Psychologist & Research Scientist, Quality Consulting and Research Group
Amaya Garcia, Deputy Director, PreK-12, New America
Dr. Nonie K. Lesaux, Juliana W. and William Foss Thompson Professor of Education and Society, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Dr. Lisa M. López, Professor, Educational Psychology, University of South Florida
Adina Lopatin, Education Consultant
Dr. Carola Oliva-Olson, Executive Director of Professional Development and Multilingual Education, Institute of Racial Equity and Excellence
Dr. Laurie Olsen, Author, Researcher
Maki Park, Senior Policy Analyst for Early Education and Care, Migration Policy Institute
Heather Quick, Managing Researcher, American Institutes for Research
Dorothy Sanchez, M.S.Ed, Research Scientist & Content Developer, Quality Consulting and Research Group
Dr. Rebecca Silverman, Associate Professor of Early Literacy, Stanford Graduate School of Education
Dr. Lisa White, PhD, Early Childhood Researcher, American Institutes for Research
Dr. Marlene Zepeda, Professor Emeritus, California State University, Los Angeles
About Our Funders
The Emerging Bilingual Collaborative, a project of the New Venture Fund, includes the following foundations: California Community Foundation, Heising-Simons Foundation, James B. McClatchy Foundation, Silver Giving Foundation, and Sobrato Family Foundation.
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