Resources Focused on Early Childhood Chinese Language Education
Asia Society. (2021). Chinese language learning in the early grades: A handbook of resources and best practices for Mandarin immersion. New York: Author. [a must-read for all educators involved in Chinese language education]
Curtain, H., & Dahlberg, C. A. (2015). Languages and learners: Making the match: World language instruction in K-8 classrooms and beyond (5th edition). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education. [an extremely accessible and helpful book for all language educators, particularly those working with young children]
Curtain, H., Everson, M., King, Y., Kotenbeutel, C., Lavadenz, M., Liu, P., & Ross, C. (n.d.) Guiding principles for early literacy experiences for beginning learners of Chinese. STARTALK – Resources/Language Resources/Chinese Resources
Frede, E., & Barnett, W. S. (2011). Why pre-K is critical to closing the achievement gap: High-quality, universal pre-K can impact the nation’s international ranking. Principal. National Association of Elementary School Principals.
González, S. (2016). Preschoolers need more play and fewer scripted lessons, says early childhood educator Erika Christakis. Yale News.
Mongeau, L. (2017). New research finds “Magic 8” preschool classroom practices. Hechinger Report.
Tobin, J. J., Hsueh, Y., & Karasawa, M. (2011). Preschool in three cultures revisited: China, Japan, and the United States. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
Wang, S. C., Harvey, R., Wong, K. M., & Peyton, J. K. (2021). Chinese immersion preschool education in the United States: Imagining the possibilities. Chinese Early Language and Immersion Network (CELIN) at Asia Society.
Program Standards and Assessment Guidelines
10 NAEYC standards for early childhood programs that can help families make the right choice when they are looking for a child care center, preschool, or kindergarten.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (n.d.). Interactive Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages birth to five, a guide to what children should know and do in five central developmental domains.
Opportunities to Connect and Engage
Early Childhood Chinese Immersion Forum (ECCIF) - a group of established Chinese immersion preschool leaders in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, who meet annually