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Thu November 28, 2013

Bilingual Children Make Critical Gains In Early Education Programs

Researchers find that bilingual children under the age of five make significant gains in language skills while enrolled in early education programs.
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A review by UNC-Chapel Hill researchers confirms that children who speak two languages make greater gains in early education programs than their peers who speak only English.

Scientists at UNC's Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute reviewed 25 studies and found that children with low English-language abilities greatly benefit from early childhood programs like Head Start and state-funded Pre-K.

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