The primary objective of an Early Childhood – Dual Emersion Language Program is to implement cultural and linguistic education which is a developmentally appropriate curriculum in preschools, where children develop their first language and learn a second language through a rigorous academic program. Together, native English speakers and Spanish speakers engage in a rich educational experiences to achieve the program’s three principal goals:
- Students develop high levels of proficiency in the first (L1) and second language (L2).
- Students perform at or above grade level in academic areas in both languages as they move through elementary school.
- Students demonstrate positive cross-cultural attitudes and behaviors which they maintain throughout their adult lives.