Why, How and Where to Raise Bilingual Kids - even if you only speak one language
Presented by French Morning
Why foster bilingualism in children, how to support and encourage bilingualism even when parents are monolinguals, and where to find bilingual programs and resources in DC. Come learn about all of this and more from teachers, exhibitors and fellow parents during DC's first Bilingual Education Fair.
Co-hosted by DC Public Library, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education (TBC) and DC Language Immersion Project
Participate with your child in one of four story times in Hebrew, French, Mandarin and Spanish, and discover why children are such born linguists. Presentations will follow on the cognitive and economic benefits of being bilingual, and on tools and resources to foster bilingualism.
Representatives from DC's Dual Language programs will be there to showcase their programs and answer your questions. Other exhibitors will include language and culture organizations based in DC, bilingual publishers, app developers, theatre companies, daycare operators, tutors, etc.
Co-sponsored by DC Public Schools, DC Public Charter School Board and National Association for Bilingual Education (Eastern Affiliate)
- Virginia Alliance for Youth Achievement
- Virginia Dual Language Educators Network
- My Bilingual Child, Prince George County
- Ward 1 Education Collaborative
- Ward 2 Education Network
- Ward 3 Ed Net
- Ward 4 Education Alliance
- Ward 5 Council on Education
- Capital Hill Public School Parent Organization
- Ward 7 Education Council
- Education Townhall (TBC)
- Globalize DC
Light refreshments generously offered by the Firends of Francis Gregory Library.