Have a Heart for Kids Day rally, 2015

Support Expanding Bilingual Education in Washington State - One Pager on Dual Language

Support Expanding Bilingual Education in Washington State
Early Learning Specifics of this bill include:
• Support bilingualism from an early age and expand the number of dual language early learning programs, grants will be
made available to childcare providers and ECEAP programs. These dual language programs will provide content-based
instruction to students in two languages: English and a target language other than English spoken in the local community,
for example Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese, Russian, Arabic, native languages, or indigenous languages.
• At least 50 percent of the instruction must be in the target language and gives priority to English Language Learners.
• Grant funds can be used to support professional development and capacity-building activities including, but not limited
to curriculum development, training and professional development for teachers, coaches, and supervisors, and
materials.
Lead Organization is OneAmerica: Contact Nimco Bulale @ Nimco@weareoneamerica.org