Temple ECE adds Spanish bilingual program

The Olga and Bob Strauss Center for Early Childhood Education at Temple Emanu-El will be starting a Spanish bilingual preschool program for 3-,4- and 5-year-olds beginning Aug. 1. The program was requested by ECE families.

Zoila Scott, who will implement the Spanish immersion program, has a bachelor of science degree in elementary education. She has been teaching at the Strauss ECE for more than three years, where she provides weekly Spanish enrichment.

The program will be conducted 80 to 90 percent in Spanish, similar to other immersion programs. Children will participate in all ECE events, and study the Judaic and emergent curriculum. They will also participate in other enrichment classes offered at the ECE. Children must be registered for five days a week in order to receive the full benefit of this program.

For more information, contact Mindy Henry, assistant director, at 325-0390 or straussece@templeemanueltucson.org