It has scientifically been proven that children who maintain their mother tongue struggle less when it comes to learning a new language. They are also able to learn other languages faster.
Learning the Dutch language and culture at a young age, provides you with a greater opportunity to continue an education in The Netherlands or Belgium.
For many children, entering a new country and a new language is a challenging experience. Children who attend Dutch classes, even only for a few hours per week, experience this as a safe heaven. They can share experiences with other children in their own language. Certainly after a move to a foreign country, this can be very beneficial.
There is always a chance of returning to the Netherlands or Belgium. It will be a great advantage if your child has continued his or her education in a Dutch school. It will enhance their vocabulary over and above of what they learned at home. With this support it will be easier for them to (re)enter the Dutch of Belgian education system.
Continued Dutch language education is demanding for parents and children. With support from home and possibly speaking Dutch at home, children can make great progress in mastering Dutch. The classes of the Dutch school will extend and enhance this learning with vocabulary, sentence structures and reading exercises. The school also provides for cultural experiences so children see Belgium and the Netherlands from a boarder perspective.