First 5 California (F5CA) is pleased to announce the release of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Dual Language Learner (DLL) Pilot Evaluation.

This RFP for contracting with an evaluator is the first step toward starting the Pilot. This is not a traditional pilot where an investment is made in new programs, which are then evaluated. The goal is a pilot study, which is designed to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of existing strategies implemented in early learning settings with young DLLs and their families.

The Dual Language Learner Pilot is a project informed by F5CAs Strategic Plan (Objective 1.2.2). The evaluation contractor will help F5CA determine and disseminate information about effective, scalable, and implementable DLL strategies across California. In the months following an award of the evaluation contract, F5CA will provide additional information about how CAQRIS sites may become involved in the Pilot.

Funding Opportunities page for more information.