Burlington, North Carolina’s first bilingual playschool starts Spanish education early

According to Jocelyn Safirt, one of the founders of the playschool, Holy Comforter, Harvey R. Newlin Elementary and other groups in the community had been talking about establishing a new playschool in the area for years but decided to open the bilingual school to address a growing need for multicultural and bilingual education in the area.

“There are lots of cultures represented very close to us, within a couple of miles, that to enhance the children’s experience that are Spanish-speaking children to allow them to get more fluent in English and to enhance the English-speaking children to have them learn another language and one that is so prevalent in the community is an asset to children when you’re that young,” Safirt said.

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