The earlier children are exposed to language and literacy through activities like reading and writing, the more likely they are to do well at school. In JK and SK, children spend half their days carrying out their regular activities in French, which creates a natural learning environment.
With our English and French Bilingual Kindergarten program, kids develop their language skills, which prepare them for primary school and beyond. Studies suggest that at a cognitive and academic level, children learning an additional language are more creative, better at solving complex problems and usually score higher on standardized tests.
At a personal level, the more languages a person speaks, the better access he or she will have to different people and resources from other countries and cultures. Additionally, it helps children to better understand other cultures, expressions and styles of communication. This can encourage children to appreciate how big the world is and will open their mind greatly – which is always a good thing. Discovering that they are able to communicate in a different language will increase their self-esteem, autonomy and confidence.