In Wisconsin, the Early Dual Language Learner Initiative (EDLLI) provides resources, professional development, and technical assistance to community partners regarding culturally and linguistically responsive practices for children, birth through 5. This cross sector group collaborates with other state initiatives including WI Model Early Learning Standards, Preschool Options Project and WI Pyramid Model for Social Emotional Competence.
The Connection: Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards and WIDA Early English Language Development Standards
The purpose of the WIDA Early English Language Development (E-ELD) Standards is to provide a developmentally sound framework for supporting, instructing, and assessing dual language learners (DLLs), ages 2.5-5.5 years. The WIDA E-ELD Standards are designed to be used in tandem with WMELS to guide and inform instruction and assessment for DLLs.
Learn more about the WIDA E-ELD Standards at www.wida.us/EarlyYears and download a free copy of “The Connection: Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards and WIDA Early English Language Development Standards“. “The Connection” illustrates the crosswalk between all WMELS and the WIDA E-ELD Standards.
For more information go to our partner websites at: http://www.collaboratingpartners.com/pd-packages/dual-language-learners/ and https://dpi.wi.gov/english-learners/dual-language