Dual-Language Development:

Pause for Inspiration

Breadcrumb trail:

Find inspiration, joy, and creativity in everyday things.

Do you find that you often consider your needs last, or not at all? Maybe this happens because you don't have time, you're just too tired at the end of a busy day or week, or you haven't really thought about how you might relax? We all need to find ways to energize and renew ourselves in order to stay with the demanding work of early care and education. Only when we truly care for ourselves and stimulate our creativity, can we fully care for and stimulate others. CompSAT offers tools and surprises that will help you on your path to renewal and reinvigoration.

A teacher observes a young boy stacking toy rocks.

Try This!

Song lyrics are communicated using American Sign Language (ASL). Let these videos inspire you to learn a few phrases in ASL. View the videos below for a moment of inspiration. You may want to find other videos in this collection to help you practice ASL.

There are no templates for the Pause for Inspiration Key. This is a place to take a moment for yourself.

Deepen Your Understanding

California Early Childhood Educator Competencies

Consider one source of inspiration by reviewing the Topic: Linguistic and cultural diversity in Performance Area 4 of the CA ECE Competencies. Scroll to page 50.

What other sources of inspiration are meaningful to you?

Download the California ECE Competencies

California Early Childhood Educator Competencies

Extend Your Learning

California’s Best Practices for Young Dual Language Learners: Research Overview Papers are a series of six research overviews of areas that impact and inform best practices in supporting the development of young dual language learners. The papers include:

View the California’s Best Practices for Young Dual Language Learners