LePort Montessori Schools is proud to offer Toddler and Preschool Spanish Immersion options. Parents know that early language immersion is one of the best ways for children to become bilingual – a privilege that has shown to have life-long benefits. Our Spanish Immersion programs are integrated into our Montessori programs, so children receive both an authentic Montessori education and a strong Spanish language program at the same time.
LePort’s Spanish immersion preschool program began in 2012 at our Huntington Harbor school, and due to growing parent requests, it is now offered at nine LePort Montessori Schools across the country. We are honored to be able to give our students this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to effortlessly master Spanish language skills while also providing an authentic Montessori education at the same time.
Spanish immersion preschool is a great option for English-speaking families who want to give their child the gift of bilingualism! Spanish is a useful language to know, not only in the United States but also for travel all over the world.
Spanish immersion preschool is also a good option for children who have at least one Spanish-speaking parent to retain their Spanish skills beyond the toddler years. Many families who speak a language other than English at home report that children lose their motivation to speak the language once they are surrounded by English in preschool. By surrounding your child with Spanish language and culture throughout the formative preschool years, you will increase the chances that he will continue to speak Spanish for life.
“It is amazing to see how much Spanish my daughter, has absorbed since only September. All the children understand what is being asked of them in Spanish, and I’ve witnessed students helping each other respond and ask questions in Spanish: this is mentoring within the classroom at its best! My 4 1/2 year old daughter is bringing home books and reading in Spanish and seems to be having loads of fun while learning. It is truly amazing to see their language skills blossoming alongside their confidence!”