ERIC Number: ED484908
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Reference Count: 4
Excellent Bilingual Early Childhood Programs ? A Parent Guide
Montemayor, Aurelio M.
Intercultural Development Research Association
Recently at a school meeting, a group of parents shared with each other their vision and dreams for their children. As with most parents IDRA has worked with, these parents said they want their children to get a good education; to have many choices of professions; and to not lose their language, culture, values and faith of the family. All of these parents want their children to be fully bilingual as adults. They were saddened to think that, without support, their children could lose their home language and culture in their journey to become successful and fulfilled adults. All families need the support of excellent early childhood programs. For families who speak a language other than English, it is critical that they have access to excellent bilingual, multicultural preschool programs. This report describes the characteristics of good preschools and discusses what parents can do. [This document originally appeared in the "IDRA Newsletter", however some accompanying charts and graphs may not be provided here.]
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Parent Role, Parent Materials, Bilingual Education, Excellence in Education, Educational Quality, Institutional Characteristics
Intercultural Development Research Association 5835 Callaghan Road, Suite 350, San Antonio, Texas 78228-1190. Tel:210-444-1710; Fax: 210-444-1714.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.