Why is it important for The Apple Tree Learning Centers to start teaching Sign Language to children at a young age? Sign language is a complex language that has been used for centuries throughout North America.
The Apple Tree Learning Centers believes the importance of learning sign language is enormous. Apart from the common advantages related to learning of a second language, it permits children an insight into the Deaf culture and bestows more opportunities to communicate with those who are Deaf or hard of hearing.
The learning of sign language develops awareness and sensitivity to cultural and linguistic diversity in addition to preserving the cultural identity of one. It also provides cultural enrichment and is the best means of fostering understanding between people who are hard of hearing and those who are not. The Apple Tree Learning Centers is a place where children can learn values that will help contribute positively to society.