Did you know that more than 37 million people in the United States speak Spanish? In fact, Spanish is currently the fastest growing non-English language in the United States. So it’s not far of a stretch to think that early childhood educators will most likely encounter Spanish-speaking students and families at some point.
If you don’t live in an area where you interact with Spanish-speaking people on a regular basis, the language barrier may seem intimidating. Support your students’ success by emphasizing family engagement through creative and interactive strategies. Keep reading for some ways to better communicate with Spanish-speaking families.