The Early Childhood Spanish program introduces children to the enjoyment of another language. Through a variety of games, activities, and songs they begin to build a vocabulary base of comprehension and speaking. They learn what language is and where Spanish is spoken. Much of the Early Childhood curriculum is in tandem with the concepts and content taught in the classroom's units of study.
The goals of the Lower School program are to promote the expansion of the students’ Spanish vocabulary, to provide an environment in which the students feel safe to explore another language, and to promote the love of language and the appreciation of other cultures. Along with continued expansion of their speaking and listening skills, we work to improve the students’ writing and reading comprehension. We expand their cultural competence by extensive study of Spanish speaking countries and their peoples. Emphasis at this level continues to be on oral proficiency and communicative skills.