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Family Involvement & Resources

Multilingual Education Family Involvement

English Language Development

English Learner Family Toolkit

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA)

The toolkit provides information, tips, and resources that EL families may need as they prepare to enroll their children in public schools across the United States. The chapters are designed to assist families with navigating the U.S. school system by providing helpful questions they might ask teachers and school staff.

Access the EL Family Toolkit in multiple languages.

Internet Essentials

Fast, reliable, free — get Internet Essentials or Internet Essentials Plus at no cost when you qualify for and enroll in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). See if you qualify. 

Online Books for Young English Learners

Tumble Book Library

Unite for Literacy

Virtual Library Card:  Cecil County Public Library

Colorin Colorado:  Resources for families


Rewordify is a free online tool for simplifying text. Teachers, students, and families can enter a text or web page into a box and the site will simplify the text. The words that were simplified are highlighted. Users can click on highlighted words to see a definition and hear the word read aloud. The simplified text can also be color-coded by part of speech. Users can create and print learning activities from the text, including vocabulary lists with and without definitions, a matching activity, and a cloze activity. The site provides a demo page and a first time user guide

Cecil College English Classes
English classes for adults born outside of the United States. Click here.

World Languages

Language Skills are a Career Game-Changer

From health care and government to finance and sports (and everywhere in between), employers are seeking professionals who can communicate with a wide range of individuals both domestically and abroad. They’re also seeking multilingual talent for the additional skills they bring to the table—knowing that language learners demonstrate enhanced empathy, tolerance, cultural awareness, and critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. With language skills in high and rising demand, no matter the field they choose, language learners have a distinct competitive advantage over their monolingual peers in the job market (Source: Language Connects Foundation).

Scholarships for Language Studies
Supporting Future Language Educators

Boren Awards

Critical Language Scholarship

National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)

CCPS Alumni Lead with Languages


Alexis Brewer:  North Carolina State University Army ROTC (Spanish & Arabic)

Courtney Spangler: Cecil County Public Schools Kindergarten Teacher (Spanish)

Dr. D'Ette Devine:  Cecil County Public Schools, Superintendent (French & Spanish)

David Hale: The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Neurologist (Spanish)

Haley Bibey: Minor in Spanish Language (Spanish, French, German)

Holly Huffman: Emergency Room Registered Nurse (Spanish)

Johanna Perdomo: Owner, Hispanic Grocery Store, Cecilton (Spanish)
Kourtney Kluczynski: Police Officer (Spanish)