Feliz año nuevo! Another year, another preschool enrolment period. This month, some parents in the Bay Area will enroll their little ones in Spanish language immersion programs so they can reap the brilliant benefits of being bilingual.
KSS (Kids Speaking Spanish) Preschool has remained without COVID-19 for over 100 days across all of our 5 locations. Thanks to teachers, staff, students, and parents, we have reduced the spread of the virus in our group learning environment — and will continue to do so.
In this post, we explain how immersion programs encourage four more executive functions: self-awareness, self-regulation, self-motivation, and verbal working memory.
Preschoolers who learn a second language, such as Spanish, require a sequence of cognitive capabilities called executive function skills. Language immersion strengthens these skills, providing kids with life-long benefits.
Learning Spanish at a young age can provide a long list benefits for your child. Keep reading to learn more about why Spanish is an important language to learn as a child:
Whether their employers are requiring them to return to the office or they are unable to do their job from-home without someone caring for their children, parents need safe, COVID safety protocol-compliant childcare arrangements to mitigate the risk of the virus.
Socialization and language acquisition provide preschoolers with a range of life-long skills, such as improved executive function, cultural tolerance, and better chance of success in the future.
Research shows that most European counties have national-level mandates for foreign language study, with students learning a second language as early as six years old. But no such thing exists in the U.S.
Research shows that learning a second language like Spanish improves communication and empathy. Bilingual preschoolers who enroll in a language immersion program could develop these social skills and foster life-long friendships.
Parents can help to offset negative impacts to self esteem through early childhood language immersion programs. There’s a sense of achievement that comes with bilingualism, and this drives children to become even more successful.
Childhood is a “critical period” for language development, according to scientists. Kids’ brains soak up language like sponges, putting them at a linguistic advantage. Learning a new language is just more difficult for us adults.
Our top priority is a safe and healthy environment for students, their families and our faculty and staff. Our COVID operations plan has been prepared after careful review of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), state and county public health departments, and Community Care Licensing guidelines.
Combining quality early childhood education with a Spanish immersion program gives our students a leg up in their education and their lives.
For the parents that value multilingualism - beginning their child's formal learning with an immersion preschool is a natural fit.
Not only does the knowledge of another languages help to keep the cultural heritage of the family alive, it also helps to provide the preschooler with advantages later in life. No doubt that being fluent in more than one language provides personal and professional opportunities in the future.
There are many benefits of multilingualism and we are so very proud to be a part of that for all our amazing students.