Salem Baptist Preschool is blessed to be located in an area of great ethnic diversity. An ESL (English as a Second Language) student is by definition a child who does not understand or speak English, has not been exposed to English, or needs to learn English. For the safety, well-being, and best interest of all children, students enrolled in Salem Baptist Preschool must be able to communicate in English. Unlike public schools which receive state funding for ESL specialists, Salem Baptist Preschool is not equipped for, nor is able to serve students who are unable to communicate using the English language. Our intentions are not to exclude ESL children, but simply to make our environment safe for everyone; therefore, Salem Baptist Preschool reserves the right to deny or cancel enrollment to the school at any point in time if the child’s teacher, the preschool director, or the preschool governing board feel that the student cannot effectively communicate using the English language.