How can preschool programs best serve children who are new to this country or whose first language is not English? A training session is providing answers.
The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) and the Office of Refugees and Immigrants (ORI) are offering a session called “New Start: Supporting Multilingual Young Children and Immigrant and Refugee Families.”
The training session is run by MIRA and the Multilingual Action Council (MAC) at the Aspire Institute in Wheelock College.
The one-day session addresses a substantial need.
“In Massachusetts more than one in four children under the age of six live in a multi-lingual household, so focusing on meaningfully engaging these families in their children’s development will help to ensure the best outcomes for our young learners,” according to Jennifer Amaya-Thompson, the Head Start State Collaboration Office Director at EEC. (more…)