Spanish/English Dual Language
The Weekday Program offers a special Spanish/English Dual-Language class for children who are ages 3 to 5 by September 1 of that school year. This class is our only mixed age class and can be taken 2 consecutive years if desired. Classes are offered as 5-day, 3-day, and 2-day options from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. Children who need before or after care will be assigned to their age level classes peers before 9 and after 2. The class ratio for Dual Language is 12 students to 1 teacher, which is the same as our PreKindergarten ratio. The Dual Language class utilizes prekindergarten fours and fives curriculum goals while teaching concepts 40% of the time in Spanish and 60% in English. Spanish concepts are focused around vocabulary and simple phrases. This class is ideal for both English speaking families who want exposure to Spanish, and Spanish speaking families who want their students to learn English. Our Dual Language teacher partners with parents as they guide student’s learning by offering an intriguing classroom environment, fostering creativity, and promoting exploration through play.
The Weekday Program uses the HighScope Curriculum to teach to all areas of development through eight main content areas (approaches to learning, social and emotional development, physical development and health, language, literacy and communication, mathematics, creative arts, science and technology and social studies). While learning in these content areas prepares children for later schooling, HighScope uses a non-traditional process by applying methods that promote independence, curiosity, decision making, cooperation, persistence, creativity and problem solving. Our curriculum is also differentiated according to developmental readiness of each child and class.
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