OUR PROGRAMS

Solecito a private Language school that teaches Spanish as a second language to children ages 2-10 years old. Our Preschool Program is for children ages 2-6 years old and follows a 10 month school year. Our summer program continues our preschool care for 5 weeks in the summer months and is accompanied by our Summer Camp at the Park for children ages 5-10.

NOW ENROLLING FOR SUMMER & FALL

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PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

Pre-K

Program Commitment: 5 days a week

Program Schedule: Mon-Fri, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Appropriate for Ages: 4-6 yrs  

 

Our Pre-K program in the afternoons is for older preschool children to begin to explore more advanced areas of learning in Pre-reading and writing, as well as continuing with age appropriate development in; math, science, art, music and play. Children become familiar with letters in Spanish and build greater fluently through guided listening and speaking activities. This class has a strong focus on building confidence in speaking, consideration of others in listening, and collaboration of ideas between peers. Class attends 5 afternoons a week and prepares students for entering Kindergarten. Fluency for new students in speaking in listening develops within the year. For returning students, this class expands children’s vocabulary, fluency in complete sentences and advanced grammar.

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Lunas

Program Commitment: 5 days a week

Program Schedule: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-12:00pm

Appropriate for Ages: 2-3 yrs  

 

Our Lunas program is a half day morning class with a mixed age group for children 2-5 years old. Children learn together through, art, games, exploration, music, and stories. We offer a 5 day program to provide sufficient exposure to Spanish and a consistent schedule that allows for students to adapt quickly and pick up language with greater ease. Depending on each child’s language abilities, comprehension and fluency develops over a 6month - year time period.

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Estrellas

Program Commitment: 5 days a week

Program Schedule: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:00pm

Appropriate for Ages: 2-5 yrs  

 

Estrella's is our extended day program that combines morning and afternoon classes. This program gives our students the opportunity to be exposed to Spanish for 8 hours each day 5 days a week. This level of immersion builds comprehension and fluency within a few months. Class in the morning are a mixed age group, 2-5 years old, where children learn together through art, games, exploration, music, and stories. In the afternoon older children participate in our Pre-K program and younger children have a rest period then join the class for the end of day activities. Our full day program provides your child with a breadth of experiences that build on all Preschool competencies, all day in Spanish.

 

FAQ's

What is Spanish Immersion?

Spanish Immersion is a way to accelerate language learning from an early age, by immersing students in the Spanish language and culture from the ages of 2-6. Class instruction, student interactions, and all materials are in Spanish only, limiting the use of English helps students focus on learning Spanish quickly to participate and have fun with the rest of the students.

 

What should Parents think about when considering Solecito?

Solecito is a commitment to proficiency of Spanish as a second language, and is best for families that are passionate about language learning. We have many families that have traveled, or lived abroad for extensive periods, and our school diversity is something that we take pride in and celebrate.

 

Why CHOOSE SPANISH IMMErSION FOR MY CHILD?

Studies indicate that learning a second language at an early age has many benefits:

  • There is a positive effect in cognitive development and intellectual growth

  • It fosters cross-cultural understanding and encourages engagement in global conversations

  • Students achieve proficiency and depth in the Spanish language

  • Research indicates students acquire a native-like pronunciation when learning a language at an early age

 

IS IT MORE DIFFICULT FOR A CHILD TO ACQUIRE TWO LANGUAGES AT ONCE?

There is no evidence to suggest this. A child doesn't have to be exceptional to be bi-lingual. As long as the child is exposed to two languages throughout early childhood, he or she  will acquire them both. Additional activities at home are not required for a child to learn a second language. 

 

HOW WILL IMMERSION AFFECT MY CHILD"S ENGLISH LANGUAGE LITERACY AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT?

Research consistently has demonstrated that the immersion experience actually enhances English language development. In full immersion, students English development may lag temporarily in reading, word knowledge, and spelling while instruction is occurring exclusively in Spanish. However, it is important for parents to understand that this lag is temporary and to be expected. 

 

WILL MY STUDENT LEARN THE SAME THINGS AS OTHER STUDENTS ENROLLED IN SCHOOL AT AN EARLY AGE?

Yes, our curriculum was developed to teach the same skills that you would expect from a private preschool. The difference is that these skills are taught using the Spanish language.

 

WHEN IS ENGLISH USED?

Our goal is total Spanish Immersion. Although, English may be used at times to ensure the intellectual, socio-emotional, and wellbeing of a student or the group. Report cards, notices, and newsletters are issued in English. 

 

WHAT ROLE DO PARENTS PLAY IN THE SPANISH IMMERSION PROGRAM?

A long-term commitment is essential for children to experience the great benefits an immersion education yields. Parents can support their child in these ways:

  • Develop an understanding of immersion education

  • Provide experiences outside of school to develop English language skills

  • Encourage the use of the second language outside of school

  • Most importantly, make sure your child attends school everyday

  • Volunteer at the school and in your child's class

 

HOW DO I ENROLL?

Simply complete the form below to receive an admissions packet for the next school session. We are now enrolling for Summer and Fall 2017. We will contact you within 48 hours to discuss your child's needs and to schedule a school tour. 


NOW ENROLLING FOR SUMMER & FALL

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