“When we decided to send our son to school we never thought he will quickly adapt to the new environment and make a lot of improvement in a short time. Our son, Salvador, was born prematurely and ever since his first day with us we decided to shelter him with as much care and love as possible. The first four years of his life went by very fast, and at his four-birthday, we were confronted with the dilemma of keeping him at home for a couple of more years with a babysitter or to send him to a preschool to socialize and learn with other children. We spent a significant amount of time trying to find a preschool in which Salvador could fit in. At home, we spoke to him only in Spanish; for this reason, we decided that the school should be bilingual. Also, we were looking for a preschool that other parents would recommend. We spoke with many parents about our quest for a preschool for our son, and this is how we heard about Early Steps Bilingual preschool.
Since Salvador joined Early Steps Bilingual preschool this Fall, we have noticed an incredible change in his social and academic skills. The first couple of weeks transitioning from home to school were extremely hard for all of us. He did not want to stay at school, and cried when one of us dropped him off. Since he was born, Salvador dealt mostly with adults. We knew that he lacked the basic skills to make friends, to play with them and to share space and toys. We also knew that taking him out of home and placing him in a completely new environment would provoked an earthquake in his life. However, after a month and a half in Early Steps Bilingual preschool, we began to see some changes. He stopped complaining about leaving him at school. He is now very well integrated with other children, playing and sharing time, space and toys. Every day, after we pick him up, he talks about his friends and the activities he did at school. We believe this growth would not have been possible without the consistent support from his teachers and Ms. Joy who is often checking with us about his progress. Our son’s teachers have been warm, gentle, kind, caring and helpful with Salvador. We want to thank everyone for their patience and support. Our initial worries have dissipated, and we feel now that our son is enjoying and learning in his new school.”
~ Evelyn Salazar & Cesar Espejo