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Preschool Home Language Survey Model
The home language survey should be included at the time of registration for families whose first language is other than English. Any child who speaks a language other than English at home is considered an English language learner, in need of home language supports, even if he or she understands and speaks some English. It should be completed by the primary caregiver (with translators available, if and when needed). It is designed to help school administrators and teachers know how to best support the child and families. The home language survey should be followed up with an individual conversation between the teacher and the primary caregivers to develop a better understanding of the child’s home language environment; and to help families understand the school district’s linguistic goals for the families.