For most people, the process of becoming bilingual and the state of being bilingual are complex. That is why parents of emerging bilinguals must clearly understand where their child is going and how they will get there. Children must be exposed to a second language at a much younger age, no matter their native background. Here are some of the important benefits of letting your child learn a second language by enrolling them at a bilingual preschool:

Social-Emotional Development

Children who learn a second language in daycare maintain strong ties with their family, community, and culture. Also, they make new friends and building strong relationships using their second language. Bridging the communication gap between languages allows bilingual children to understand and connect with more people, establishing even more solid friendships within their schools and communities. Also, kids enrolled in bilingual preschool learn better focus and self-control that plays out with overall improved communication experiences with other kids and adults.

Cognitive Benefits

Kids ages 0-3 are adept at learning a new language and forming new connections. They have active and flexible brains to detect language switches. Such an ability to discriminate between various languages and switch back and forth trains their brain to be great at problem-solving, general interpersonal communication, and memory recall.

Kids who study at a bilingual daycare center have an advantage over others in terms of reading in English. Language professionals at the daycare center help kids express themselves in both English and Spanish with confidence, engage with their community on field trips, and interact with friends, sing bilingual songs, and play fun, educational games.

Culture Appreciation

Children who can speak a second language can connect with others across several cultures. They can observe various cultures directly, instead of just reading about it or being told about it. This helps them have a more inclusive view towards others of any culture.

Long-Term Success

Statistics show hat all adults across the globe speak a language other English. This means people who can only speak English are already in the minority. For your child, this means being in the language minority will limit their opportunities as they reach adulthood. A limited ability to communicate on a multilingual basis will limit their qualifications for future success.

Globally, adults who speak at least languages have more job opportunities than those who speak just one language. They can take part in the global community in many ways, obtain information from more places, and learn more about people from other cultures.