Interested in your child joining our Spanish program? Learn more about our programs for children in the Katy, Richmond, Sugar Land, Fulshear, and Houston areas.
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“The development of language is part of the development of the personality, for words are the natural means of expressing thoughts and establishing understanding between people.”
Dr. Maria Montessori
Bilingual language programs are in high demand for many reasons. Children pick up and maintain languages more readily when they experience immersion at a young age.
Montessori education is our school’s primary focus, complemented by a variety of spoken languages from around the world, with Spanish being our predominant second language. What this means for students of Montessori House for Children & Elementary School:
Our toddler community is rich with vocabulary, primarily English and Spanish. Toddler aged children are in a period of development that thrives upon the acquisition of language. During this unique period of development, children effortlessly acquire vocabulary and comprehend the meaning of words, from any spoken language! One guide in each toddler class is dedicated to speaking 100% in Spanish. Other guides speak interchangeably, between English and their native language (primarily Spanish).
Early Childhood Community
Children of the Montessori House Early Childhood community are exposed to many different languages. The Montessori curriculum is presented in English, by the lead guide, and assistant guides communicate with children in both English and their native language, which could consist of Spanish, Hindi, Arabic, Russian, etc. (depending on classroom placement). Additionally, Spanish class begins at the Early Childhood level, during their community group time. Spanish class is taught by a native Spanish speaker and offers an introduction to vocabulary, songs and literature.
Spanish and English are the primary languages of the Elementary Community. Lessons are presented primarily in English, except for the Spanish language curriculum and supplement materials. Native Spanish-speaking guides converse interchangeably between Spanish and English. Spanish class is incorporated into the program, as well as Nature Education, PE, and fine/ applied arts.