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Bridging California’s Bilingual Teacher Gap in Early Childhood Education

We are pleased to introduce our inaugural policy brief in our series on Dual Language Learners—a thorough examination of the shortage of bilingual early childhood educators in California. Given that 60% of young children in the state are raised in multilingual households, addressing this issue is critically important.

This policy brief, written by Californians Together Senior Policy Associate Elizabeth Alvarado, underscores the shortage of bilingual teachers in California’s early childhood education system, offering insights and recommendations to address this pressing challenge. This marks the inception of a comprehensive six-part series, where we delve into various aspects of supporting Dual Language Learners in California.