Dual-language learners make key gains in head start and public pre-K
from Medical Xpress
A comprehensive review of research on young Latino and Spanish-speaking children confirms that widely available public programs are helping dual-language learners make important academic gains. According to scientists at UNC's Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, children who have lower English-language abilities than their peers benefit the most from programs like Head Start and public pre-K — but exactly how and why remain unanswered questions.
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