I have a 2 and 1/2-year-old daughter who is supposed to start a spanish immersion preschool soon. Frankly, the main reason I chose it was location, nurturing teachers, and very small class size (there will only be five children maximum in a large classroom with one teacher and a floater teacher assisting with projects.) So...there are all of these positives....and the spanish immersion part was not something I knew much about until recently while doing some online research....but I have found conflicting info.
According to her new teacher, spanish will be spoken 50 percent of the time, starting out, and then up to 75 percent...but they always revert back to english quickly and always make sure children are not getting stressed. So..I guess I'm feeling a little torn about it because no one in my life speaks spanish...and I'm kind of asking myself why am I getting her involved in this if it isn't part of our life? But then I hear about the benefits of languange immersion even if they don't go on to use the language in their daily lives. So...I guess I'm a bit confused and would love to hear from any parents who have had children in this type of preschool as 2 to 3-year-olds.
Thank you in advance!!