Supporting Dual Language Learners in Diverse Environments in Preschool and Kindergarten

The Essentials

Supporting Dual Language Learners in Diverse Environments in Preschool and Kindergarten

Learn how to implement intentional practices that nurture children’s bilingual identities and augment their growth in all developmental domains. In each chapter of this valuable resource, you’ll find discussion of a key concept from a developmental and asset-based perspective that focuses on the role of a child’s home language and their family in the educational process, examples of children’s and teachers’ experiences within an educational context, answers to frequently asked questions, and more.

Member: $20.00

List: $25.00

The e-book format of this publication is a Premium and Standard Member benefit. Qualifying members will be notified in February once the e-book has been posted to their member account for download.

SCF Grant Application

Skagit Community Foundation Grant

Now Accepting Applications

Information for how to apply and the timeline for the 2021 Skagit Community Foundation grant cycle:

The Skagit Community Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2021 grant cycle. Please see The Foundation’s website for more information about the grant cycle process. The timeline for the 2021 grant cycle and a link to the Grant Opportunities and Guidelines are listed below.

Link to Skagit Community Foundation Grant Opportunities and Guidelines

Application Steps and Timeline:
1. To register your organization today
2. Submit all grant applications by March 1st (please let us know if you require additional time to complete your application)
3. Board of Directors will review applications in March and April
4. Skagit Community Foundation will approve selected grants in April and May
5. Grant awards will be finalized on the 4th Thursday of May, at the Skagit Community Foundation Board of Directors meeting
6. Notifications will be sent within two weeks
7. Grant agreements and follow ups assigned to grantees

Please contact Michael at if you have any questions or need assistance.

Nutrition First – Self Care

January Self Care Webinar with Dr. Kira Mauseth

Thursday January 28, 12:00-1:00

Free Webinar. Join Nutrition First to hear from Dr. Kira Mauseth as she provides tips on Self-Care during COVID: new ideas for connecting with others and tips on dealing with winter and isolation.
Nutrition First is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Self Care Webinar with Dr.Kira Mauseth
Time: Jan 28, 2021 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Aunt Bertha, a resource center for families is offering a free Open Toolkit, a short video, trainings and other resources. These resources may help better serve clients, save time and show impact especially with COVID-19 infection rates surging nationwide and the holidays fast approaching. 

Early Childhood Webinar Registration

UT System Early Childhood Scholars Series

Description: The 14 institution University of Texas System Early Childhood Scholar Series is a unique opportunity to access current research from some of the nation’s leading scholars studying the prenatal to age 8 developmental period.

Please join us for the kick-off webinar hosted by The University of Texas at Austin – “Getting Off to a Healthy Start: Science and Policy to Guide Early Childhood Development” – with Dr. Frances Champagne (College of Liberal Arts) and Dr. Cynthia Osborne (LBJ School of Public Affairs). Childhood experiences can have a lasting impact on physical and mental health. Dr. Champagne will discuss the epigenetic link between experiences and development that promote risk or resilience to stress, and Dr. Osborne will discuss what the evidence shows to be the most effective policies and strategies that create the conditions that our youngest children need to thrive.

Frances Champagne, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology at The University of Texas at Austin College of Liberal Arts and an adjunct associate professor at Columbia University. She is known for her research in the fields of molecular neuroscience, maternal behavior, and epigenetics. She won the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award in 2007 and the Frank A. Beach Young Investigator Award in Behavioral Neuroendocrinology in 2009.

Cynthia Osborne, Ph.D. is the Founder and Director of the Child and Family Research Partnership and leads its national Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center at The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs. She is also Associate Dean of the LBJ School and an appointed member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Mathematics Committee to Reduce Child Poverty by Half in Ten Years.

Time: Dec 16, 2020 01:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

Zero to Three Webinar Series

Advancing Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Policy 101

Description: ZERO TO THREE’s Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) Policy Team is pleased to bring you a webinar series focused on foundations of IECMH Policy. The first session on December 3 will explore what IECMH is, why it is important, how it is developed, and promising strategies for advancing IECMH policy.

In 2021, we will bring you additional webinars and more closely explore innovative policy and advocacy strategies that support the social and emotional well-being of young children and their families. Guest presenters from states around the country will share their success stories. We hope you’ll join for as many sessions as you’re able!

Session #1

Thursday, December 3, 2020

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET

In session one participants will:
– Develop a deeper understanding of IECMH, including why it is important and how it is developed
– Learn about promising policy approaches to supporting social and emotional development in young children
– Learn about ZERO TO THREE’s efforts to advance IECMH policy at the federal and state levels and ways to get engagedTime