Languages at Kingwood Montessori are part of our daily routine. Spanish and in the toddler classroom, American Sign language, are incorporated in the morning circle time, and in daily activities.
A Spanish teacher provides a wonderful opportunity for exploration through the spoken word, children are actively engaged with their senses: they listen to the different linguistic sounds, move their bodies to demonstrate their understanding of vocabulary, and create artwork and visual materials to develop their knowledge.
The focus is on child-centered experiential learning. When children are exposed to languages early, it develops connections and networks in the brain and stimulates the ability to learn languages easily as the child grows.
Children have fun learning languages, and they enjoy sharing their experiences with their peers, parents and family members.
Kingwood Montessori’s students come from all over the world representing a diverse range of cultures and traditions.
Children establish strong neurological connections for languages in the early-years and exposure to two or more languages better prepares them for success as world citizens.
Currently, our children have weekly resource lessons with a Spanish specialist.
To further extend our provision, we are excited to announce a Pilot Dual-Language Program (English/Spanish) which will begin on November 11th, 2019.
Young Children’s Community - YCC 12 - 24 months
Conversational English and Spanish
Toddler Environment - T 18 months to 3 years
Spanish resource lessons and American Sign Language (ASL)
Early Childhood Environment - EC 3 - 5 years
Spanish resource lessons and Dual-Language in work-period
Elementary Environment - 1st - 6th Grade
Spanish resource lessons and Spanish materials available in the classroom as a work choice
Kingwood Montessori School’s Dual-Language Program will foster bilingualism biliteracy and enhanced awareness of cultural diversity