The mission of CISC Step Ahead Bilingual Preschool is to prepare children for school learning by providing a bilingual and bicultural environment. It also aims to help families achieve self-sufficiency by providing education, resources, and networking opportunities. The role of this program is to foster learning by providing children with experiences that support the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, bilingual, and bicultural development of children. Efforts to improve school readiness are most effective when the curriculum embraces the rich cultural and language backgrounds of families and children.
The program serves 3 and 4 years old immigrant children who are English learners speaking Chinese dialects, or Asian languages at home. The pre-school program offers morning and afternoon classes four days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. during the school year to prepare children for school readiness and long-term academic achievement.