Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is pre-school too early to start a Spanish Immersion program?
A: No. For years it has been thought that teaching a second language to pre-school age children was a waste of money and resources. This view has changed in recent years as more and more research has been conducted on bilingual children. According to Pulitzer Prize-winner Ronald Kotulak, author of Inside the Brain " During pre-school years and especially the first eight years of life, the foundations for thinking, language, vision, attitudes, aptitudes, and other characteristic are laid down". Dr. Harry Chugani, a Detroit Pediatric Neurologist, believes that foreign language teaching should begin when children are in pre-school, when teachers can maximize a child's willingness and ability to learn.
Q: Does learning a second language increase language delay?
A: No. On the contrary, "a second language increases the vocabulary available to a child. This results in both languages reinforcing each other, giving the bilingual child an edge over their mono-linguistic contemporaries. Children can learn more about English by learning structures and words in other languages" Inside the Brain by Ronald Kotulak.
Q: My child has never been in a pre-school. Will he be able to adapt?
A: Yes, children in general are very adaptable to new places and situations. We will help you to prepare your child for preschool, and we will work together during the transition in our school.
Q: Does a child needs to be potty trained to enroll in the program?
A: No, your child does not need to be potty trained to enroll in our program. Some children take longer that others. We will work with you to get him in track.