Toddlers

We’re currently accepting applications and pre-registration for the school year (beginning August 3rd).

Everything in the classroom is new! 

The program will offer Toddlers 1 & 2 instruction in French, Spanish, and Chinese.  Unlike most programs that ask families to pick a language track, The Quad will strive to make children lifelong learners of all four languages. 

While instruction is important, we want our kids to be kids!  Much of the language will occur through natural acquisition just as it does at home.  Songs, activities, and story time will be a large part of the dedicated language time in addition to vocabulary and sight words. 

The goal will be to have at least 1 hour in Spanish, French, and Chinese daily.  Here’s a daily schedule example

Beginning in Toddler 3, English will be added as children start working on phonics and word recognition.

For now, teachers will rotate rooms for language classes.  Each room will have a language theme.  When COVID-19 is no longer a concern, children will rotate between rooms for lessons.  This is key in the earlier years to reduce mixing languages.  When students go to their Spanish room, for example, they will quickly learn that the expectation is to speak/think/play in Spanish. 

For Babies and Toddlers, we have chosen the Lango Kids Curriculum.  Lango Kids is specifically tailored for children learning French, Spanish, and Chinese (Mandarin).  You can support your child’s progress with a subscription to Lango Kids.  Everything from songs, audio books, flash cards, and worksheets are available online.

For further information about Lango Kids and its programs, visit www.langokids.com

For Toddlers beginning at age 3 years, we’ve chosen the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP).  We are currently seeking Candidate Status from the IB and will implement the PYP on a trial basis as we seek eventual authorization.

To learn more about the PYP, please visit the website directly: www.ibo.org