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Some immigrants hesitant about sending children to preschool




Dina Khalil accompanies her two young daughters to their early education classes at Shenandoah Elementary school in West LA. She is able to be with them in the classroom which greatly eases her anxiety about putting them into preschool.
Dina Khalil accompanies her two young daughters to their early education classes at Shenandoah Elementary school in West LA. She is able to be with them in the classroom which greatly eases her anxiety about putting them into preschool.
Deepa Fernandes / KPCC

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Studies show preschool prepares children for school, and even can help close the achievement gap. It's one of the few education policies for which there is little objection.

But Southern California Public Radio's Deepa Fernandes found a group that has reservations about packing a small child off to preschool - despite those academic gains.

Related: For some immigrant parents, keeping kids home better than preschool



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