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Bilingual Education Can Start Preschoolers on Path to Success

January 17, 2012
English Language LearnersQuality and Curriculum
Lisa Intrabartola
Rutgers Focus

Figueras-Daniel – a research project coordinator for the National Institute for Early Education Research at the Rutgers’ Graduate School of Education who is working on a doctorate in education policy – has seen firsthand the positive impact dual-language immersion programs have on preschoolers. Early exposure to a second language enhances cognitive abilities, such as self-regulation skills.