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Language Academy

Mandarin, Spanish, Italian and Hebrew immersion

 

The Language Academy at the Aronoff Preschool offers your children the opportunity to immerse themselves in an environment where Mandarin, Spanish, Italian or Hebrew is the spoken language. Children will have circle times with singing and dancing, art, drama, building, early literacy and number concepts, all in a setting where the spoken language is other than English.

Brain research shows that language acquisition is at its pinnacle when children are between the ages of 18-48 months. Our Language Academy uses the current brain science as well as the richness of Judaic culture and traditions to help children acquire a second language in a culturally rich setting.

“…the younger the brain, the greater its capacity to master more than a single language. If education policies were guided by what we know about the development of the brain, second-language learning would be a preschool priority.”   -“The Timing and Quality of Early Experiences Combine to Shape Brain Architecture”, The Harvard Center on Child Development

The Aronoff Preschool has positioned itself as a leader in second language learning. Our Italian immersion program which pioneered in 2010 has shown success in teaching children a second language within an environment where the teachers are both native speakers as well as early childhood educators. We now offer immersion classes in Spanish, Mandarin, Italian and Hebrew.

Children eligible for our Language Academy must be 3 years old by December 31, 2016. Through their new shared language they will engage in expanding relationships with their peers.

 

 


For questions or to schedule a tour, please contact Sheila Dalva-Hornback, Assistant Director of Admissions at sheilad@jccoc.org or call the preschool front desk at (949) 435-3404, ext. 310.