Spanish Daycares Near Me

Spanish Daycares Near Me

About Spanish Daycares Near Me

Spanish daycares and preschools provide an amazing opportunity for young children to develop or preserve their knowledge of the Spanish language, an extremely valuable skill in today's global world. Spanish is the second most widely-spoken language in the world (after Mandarin, and before English), the second most spoken language in the United States, and one of the six official languages of the United Nations. Spanish is also the fourth most-widely spoken language by number of countries, with 24 countries speaking Spanish as their official language. Spanish is thus an excellent second language option for children of all backgrounds! Besides acquiring a valuable skill, a Spanish daycare or preschool is a great way for kids to improve their social awareness, and build an appreciation for Spanish or Latin American culture in a fun and supportive environment.

The first three or four years of life are an ideal time for a child to learn a second language, and doing so can provide many advantages in a child's cognitive and social development. Contrary to a common misconception, there has been no scientific link found between dual language learners and a delay in language development. Bilingual children have indeed been proven to consistently reach early education milestones at the same rate as their English-only peers. In fact, some studies have found that learning a second language can increase the rate of English language acquisition. If you're still on the edge about whether or not a bilingual daycare and preschool is a good option for your family, read this post about 5 reasons why your child should attend a language immersion preschool.

Instruction in Spanish immersion preschools and in other dual language child care and preschool programs can take several forms, including extracurricular activities, structured weekly curriculums, or full language immersion. Extracurricular instruction is irregular and often informal, tending to focus on basic vocabulary, cultural exploration, social development and play. Curriculum-based child care programs and preschools involve more formal instruction, which is usually offered a few hours each week. While using age-appropriate methods similar to those in curriculum-based facilities, full Spanish immersion preschools will have extended periods of the day or even entire days when Spanish is the only language spoken. Other times will be reserved for English or dual-language activities.

That said, teachers in Spanish immersion daycare and preschool programs always want the children, especially infants and toddlers, to feel secure and comfortable. They will thus switch to your child's native language if he or she becomes overly confused or upset. This reduces stress and encourages learning, over time. Spanish language instruction can be found in child care centers of all types, large preschools with robust extracurricular options, or smaller home daycares where the owner or main child care provider is a native Spanish speaker. Parents seeking to promote Spanish-English bilingualism in their children should try to find a language immersion or curriculum-based child care program.

One important thing to know is that parents don't even need to be fluent Spanish speakers for their child to have a successful and enjoyable experience in a Spanish daycare. Language skills are transferable and focusing only on English language development at home, along with enthusiastic support for your child's work in Spanish should be enough. To learn more about how you can help your child learn Spanish, read these 6 tips for raising multilingual children. If you would rather avoid a structured academic environment or if bilingual preschools and daycare centers are not available near you, extracurricular exploration of the Spanish language can still lead to improved cognitive development, cultural awareness, stronger social skills, and most importantly, fun!

Other Spanish Daycares Near Washington DC

National Child Research Center

Every child has a story… and this is where the story begins. Founded in 1928, the National Child Research Center is the oldest continuously... operating preschool in the District of Columbia. In the beginning, the study of children’s behavior was anything but commonplace. A unique coordination of interests in child study and parent education led representatives of eight organizations, which had been working independently, to pool their interests and create a laboratory for child study. Under a three-year grant from the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial, NCRC (then known as the Washington Child Research Center) began the first of its more than 80 years. In 1931, when the grant ended, parents faced with losing their children’s school raised $32,500 in the midst of the Depression to purchase a home at 3209 Highland Place and to run NCRC as an independent preschool. NCRC’s early mission was almost identical to that of today: outstanding faculty; professional development; implementation of appropriate, cutting-edge research; inclusion of children with special needs; a curriculum rooted in early childhood development; and parent education. Throughout its history, the school has welcomed parents as partners by supporting, educating, and engaging parents and families through school events, classroom activities, conferences, specialist resources, and ongoing communication. From the beginning, NCRC has been committed to serving children with special needs and to creating a diverse and respectful community. NCRC has always been a leader in early childhood education. To give just one example from the 1960s, NCRC led the way in training Head Start teachers in DC. Today, NCRC continues to share its long-standing model of a play-based preschool program with others in the field, to collaborate with early childhood educators (both locally and across the country), and to advocate for all children. Inspired by the playfulness of young children and tempered by the wisdom and experience of 80 years, NCRC continues to live its mission and to contribute to the field of early childhood education through its work with children, families, and the community at large. Curriculum Play-Based Learning Our highly skilled and experienced teachers plan curriculum based on the interests and developmental stages of the children in the class. Activities reflect the five domains of early childhood learning: social-emotional, physical, communication, self-help, and cognitive. Enrichment Programs Children have the opportunity each day to participate in a class taught by specialists, with opportunities to experience music, motor, and library. Music teachers provide children with an understanding of the foundations of music and integrate movement, songs, rhythm, instruments, chants, dance, and poetry. An experienced movement teacher helps children practice their motor skills such as hopping, balancing, climbing, and more. Magical library experiences are linked to the classroom curricula, often introducing authors or illustrators.

Tomorrow's Promise Expanded Child Development Home

Expanded child development home run by a current DC licensed Registered Nurse. Bilingual (Spanish), licensed, regulated and insured. Clean,... organized, clutter free environment for ages 3 months to 5 years. Currently accepting new students. It is the philosophy of Tomorrow’s Promise Child Development Home, that early childhood should be a time of fun, warmth, security, education, exploration and discovery. We will provide an atmosphere that encourages social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth through the children’s play and small group instruction. The curriculum includes dramatic play, creative art activities, music, science activities, block play, sensory experiences, daily outdoor activities, the celebration of birthdays, and holidays. Our mission is to provide child care that meets the needs of both the child and family in a safe and educational environment. We pride our home development focus on the developmental needs of each individual child, while providing quality reliable child care. We offer the opportunity for each child to develop physically, socially, and cognitively according to his or her individual learning style. Each child is considered unique in temperament and rate of development, therefore, a curriculum is planned to enhance and challenge particular, individual needs, interests, and abilities. Activities and relationships occur in a healthy, positive and relaxed environment, where qualified staff provide personal attention, guidance and nurturing to each child. Please ask for Marina Kamara and be sure to mention that you found us on CareLuLu.

US Kids Child Development Center

U.S. Kids is an independent child development center for children ages three months to five years. For over 20 years, U.S. Kids staff have been... committed to and focused on providing the highest quality of care and a positive environment for children. U.S. Kids is a secure and happy place for both children and their parents. Our goal is to meet the developmental, emotional, social, physical and intellectual needs of children. The Center respects and accommodates the developmental stages of all children and promotes positive self-image. At U.S. Kids, we appreciate children, their diversity, their challenges, and their successes. The primary purpose of U.S. Kids is to provide for the care, development and education of the children of employees of the U.S. Government agencies that sponsor the Center: the Executive Office of the President, the Export-Import Bank of the United States, the Department of the Treasury, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Justice. Although U.S. Kids gives priority to families from these sponsoring agencies, other children may be enrolled if space is available, with priority given to children of other employees of the United States Government. Contact us to schedule a tour and discover for yourself all U.S. Kids has to offer.

Bre Bre's Child Development Home

Bre Bre's Child Development Home is a established and certified child care serving the local Capitol Hill area community. BBCDH offers an upscale... full-time and part-time childcare services for infants and toddlers from three months to five years of age. BBCDH is an infant and toddler home day care with an emphasis on infant/toddler care. We are focused on providing excellent service with the highest levels of parent satisfaction. The director, teachers, and teacher assistants provide the key fulfillment and delivery of services. The real core value is the professional strength and industry expertise of the founder, staff experience, certifications, education, and hard work (in that order). BBCDH turns to qualified professionals for freelance back up in tutoring and educational support, which will enhance the core values provided to the children. BBCDH uses age sensitive curricula to engage in the educational pursuits of its children. We will do everything we can to meet your expectations. We're sure you'll be happy with us. Look around our website and if you have any comments, questions or would like to schedule a tour, please feel free to contact us.

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