My Child Will Not Learn Enough English
Reality: One of the most common myths we hear about Spanish immersion preschool education is that parents are afraid that their children won’t develop the English speaking skills they need. However, think about how much time they spend outside of the classroom! If this were true, children raised in bilingual households would all have delayed speech, which is certainly not the case whatsoever. Children will develop English skills from their peers (in and outside of the classroom), in their environment, from the media, at home, and in every other aspect of their lives. They are constantly exposed to it, and living in an English-speaking environment is enough for the children to be bilingual in both languages. At Denver International SchoolHouse we do also cover English preschool topics 30 minutes each day in our P1 and P2 classroom and twice a week for 30 minutes in our P3 classroom. When children leave our school they will be working on first grade skills in the surrounding public schools where only English is spoken.