Tag: preschool

Big Apple Goes Bilingual

 NYC Launches 47 New, Free Pre-K Dual-Language Programs"More New York City kids will get an early start on becoming multilingual, multicultural, and ready to succeed in our diverse world.”New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A....

Preschool Reading Boosts Language Skills by Eight Months

Eight months is a big difference in language skills when you are looking at children aged under five.A new review of existing research finds that receptive language skills—the ability to understand information – are improved by the equivalent of eight months of development when preschool youngsters read with someone who...

Bringing Chinese to Preschoolers

Lauren Cortinas presents a  solution for the youngest learners of Mandarin     In October 2014, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave a speech at Tsinghua University in Beijing entirely in Mandarin Chinese. While his delivery was not perfect, the speech itself was a nod to what so many business and community leaders already know: Mandarin Chinese, the most widely spoken language in the world,...