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Early Childhood Education Programs Directory
We are working hard at this and will announce as soon as it is posted. Thank you for your patience.
Listed below are national organizations that support ASL and English bilingual language acquisition and promote the creation of more ASL and English bilingual resources and educational materials.
Coming soon... a multicultural/multilingual model for supporting the various linguistic and cultural identities of Deaf babies of color.
http://www.asl4deafkids.org The LEAD-K Campaign is a visual civil right movement to end the nationwide epidemic of language deprivation by promoting language equality, American Sign Language (ASL) and English, as a basic human right for all Deaf babies, LEADING to a new generation of Deaf children who are Kindergarten-ready.
https://nyledimarcofoundation.com The Nyle DiMarco Foundation is a non-profit organization that exists as a national philanthropic resource for all organizations, institutions and individuals working to improve the lives of every Deaf person in the world.
http://www.gallaudet.edu/clerc-center.html The Clerc Center, a federally funded national deaf education center, ensures that the diverse population of deaf and hard of hearing students (birth through age 21) in the nation are educated and empowered and have the linguistic competence to maximize their potential as productive and contributing members of society. This is accomplished through early access to and acquisition of language, excellence in teaching, family involvement, research, identification and implementation of best practices, collaboration, and information sharing among schools and programs across the nation.
http://deafchildren.org American Society for Deaf Children is the premier source of information for people who must make decisions about deaf children: providers, educators, legislators, and advocates.
http://aslnook.com A nook like no others…Words, pictures, and stories come to life with the magic of American Sign Language (ASL). We welcome anyone who wants to learn ASL. Within our cozy nook, you will learn many new signs such as the alphabet, colors, emotions, animals, and beyond.
http://aslvirtualwand.com American Sign Language Virtual Wand (AVW) is an ASL-friendly company that endeavors to enrich linguistic, creative, and cultural expression for signers of all ages.
http://www.kodaheart.org KODAheart’s mission is to serve hearing kids of deaf adults (KODA) and their families by providing a variety of educational & recreational resources with the aim of encouraging the exploration of their bilingual/bicultural/bimodal experience.
http://www.asltales.net ASL Tales is committed to creating products and online training programs that share the opportunities of visual language for education and enjoyment. We encourage you to contact them when searching for talented professionals in your projects or performers for your events.
http://aslized.org ASLized offers a permanent home for ASL literature in its most natural medium; a space for ASL linguistics research; and most importantly, a paradigm shift in how we educate people. ASLized fosters the integration of American Sign Language (ASL) educational research into visual media and literacy. The main objective is to produce teaching and learning materials in ASL with two focuses: 1.) ASL literature, preserving culture and history and 2.) ASL Linguistics, promoting a better understanding of the complex structure and use of sign languages.
Know of any organizations/companies that support ASL & English bilingualism that isn't listed here? Please let us know!