As the child of immigrants, I was confronted with entering elementary school without a total comprehension of the English language. Neither of my parents spoke English sufficiently to assist in school work. There were many roadblocks and embarrassments until I became capable in the language.
Pathways Early Education Center of Immokalee is a great beginning. Not only are the children exposed to the English language, they are also provided social and technical skills that are not available at home. This greatly reduces difficulties, like the ones I faced, and will give them a leg up upon entering elementary school. This is why I joined the Pathways’ team as a board member and volunteer 18 years ago.