Getting non-English speaking parents engaged in their child's education is a major challenge for early childhood educators. This frequently requested information - in English and Spanish - can be given to parents of English language learners (ELLs) or dual language learners (DLLs) to encourage them to support their child's home language and literacy. In this packet you get detailed information that explains the research basis for this position - in English and Spanish. Sections can be used in letters home, in parent handbooks, or at meetings and discussions. The packet also contains a one-page information sheet in simple language in English and in Spanish that can be handed out directly to parents. References and resources are also provided. This information is designed for parents of young children in dual language immersion, bilingual education, or ESL / English as a Second Language programs.