The Early Childhood Language Development Institute (ECLDI), administered by San Mateo County Office of Education, offers services and supports for families in San Mateo County with a focus on early care and education of dual language learners (DLLs) in the public school system. Established in 2003, ECLDI provides training and other resources for early learning professionals and leaders, and families of DLLs to foster reciprocal, authentic, school-family partnerships. In 2015, ECLDI partnered with the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and their Communities at Stanford University (Gardner Center) to assess its current programming and support future development. In this report, we provide background on the relevant national research base as well as relevant local context, describe the current study and methods, and share implementation findings. Specifically, we describe what we learned about program participants and service delivery, promising emerging patterns in teacher and parent practice, and conditions that facilitate or hinder ECLDI program implementation.
Fehrer, K., and Tognozzi, N. (2017). An Implementation Study of the Early Childhood Language Development Institute: Dual-Capacity Professional Development in San Mateo County. Stanford, CA.: John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities.