MCDE introduces and practices the language through a variety of activities such as stories, games, songs, and hands-on projects, all in Spanish to maximize acquisition.
Kids in MCDE acquire Spanish in a more natural way through Comprehensible Input:
TPR (Total Physical Response)
TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling)
Circumlocution and more...
After introducing classroom rules, classes are conducted 90% in the target language for beginners.
Programs available with Maestra Susy
BAMBOLEO KIDS creates Spanish immersion enrichment programs that offer young children and their families joyous experiences for life long learning! We aim to:
1) Develop practical, everyday language skills.
2) Support the efforts of parents and adult care providers to develop Spanish language skills.
3) Convey the cultural and linguistic diversity of the Spanish language.
4) Cultivate a long-lasting interest in this beautiful language through our own brand of zany fun!
¡Vamos a jugar! Let's play! Children ages 2-4 will be immersed in the Spanish language via a unique style of storytelling, music and movement, games and role play, and art. The seasons provide practical and relevant learning opportunities. The 21 Spanish-speaking countries and territories offer a cultural context and even more joyous experiences!
"Amiguitos" offers distinct sessions that provide a continuum of learning over the course of two years. Each session’s Hora de Cuentos ("Story Time") takes children and their adults on an imaginary journey to a different part of Latin America. Our original stories and music not only highlight the cultural richness and diversity of the Spanish language but also demonstrate that kids have a lot in common around the world!
Classroom activities are designed to gently and creatively nurture growth in language skills for all levels, from newcomers to heritage speakers alike. Home support materials are integrated with classroom activities and provide rich opportunities for Spanish immersion in the car, at home, and while out and about. Parent participation is required.