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ERIC Number: EJ1176117
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2153-4799
Neighbors Link's "Parent-Child Together" Program: Supporting Immigrant Parents' Integration to Promote School Readiness among Their Emergent Bilingual Children
Bracco, Carola Otero; Eisenberg, Judie
Journal of Multilingual Education Research, v7 Article 6 p59-73 2017
The authors of this article describe Neighbors Link, a multi-service community and worker center in suburban Westchester County, NY. This organization created "Parent-Child Together" in the belief that supporting immigrant parents' integration and social inclusion, in activities that also engage long-term community residents, would improve school readiness outcomes for preschool children. A key assumption in the program design is that immigrant parents are best supported when teaching respects their home language and incorporates their home culture and customs. Among the program's positive results has been greater acceptance of the assets and strengths that immigrants bring to the community. The community, concurrently, has incorporated this perspective into programming, notably the school district's new elementary-level dual language program that supports both children of immigrants and long-term residents in becoming bilingual.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York
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