SPANISH INTEGRATED PROGRAMS
We incorporate the Spanish language into the Montessori curriculum
Bilingual Preschool & Kindergarten Experiences
At Norbeck Montessori in Rockville, MD, you have the opportunity to give your child the gift of a second language. Our Spanish-English bilingual preschool and kindergarten classrooms offer a traditional Montessori experience in an environment that integrates both languages.
In the Spanish preschool classroom, morning activities including lessons, gathering time, snack, and celebrations introduce students to the Spanish language while still promoting the mastery of English.
Studies show that the best time to introduce a new language to someone is when they are young. Also, children who see, hear, and experience that language absorb and retain it more easily than sitting in a typical classroom environment.
Why Learn Spanish in NORBECK Preschool?
At the preschool and kindergarten age, children have a great window of opportunity for learning a foreign language! By working with our Montessori students from this young age, we help them develop a foundation that will help accelerate their ability to learn language skills in later years.
Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. In fact, there are more Spanish speakers throughout the world than English speakers! Between the ages of three and five, your child’s vocabulary grows between 900 and 2,500 words. Our teachers have developed a special Spanish curriculum for preschool and kindergarten students according to the Montessori method to enhance your child’s language and critical thinking skills.
7 Benefits of Preschool Spanish Lessons
Benefits of learning Spanish at the preschool age (according to the Center for Applied Linguistics) include:
- Positive effect on intellectual growth
- Enriched and enhanced mental development
- Greater mental flexibility, including creativity and multi-tasking
- Improved understanding of their native language
- Increased cultural competency and opens the door to a greater worldview
- Early appreciation for other cultures
- Potential for job opportunities where knowing a second language is an asset
Introduction to Spanish Preschool Enrichment Option
All Norbeck Montessori children not involved in the Spanish Integration program still have the opportunity to experience the language in their classrooms once a week! See the Enrichment Programs section for more details. If you wish for your child to take part in this program, you must denote this in the appropriate space on your school application. Acceptance into the Spanish Integration preschool program will be on a first come, first served basis in conjunction with our requirements of keeping the ages and genders balanced.
To start taking advantage of the Spanish Integration program, contact Norbeck Montessori at 301-924-4233.
Preschool Tours & Applications for Norbeck Montessori
Are you ready to see us in action? Or do you just have a few more questions? Either way, we would love to speak with you. Visit our Info and Tours page to contact us or schedule a tour.
Enrollment opens every January for the upcoming summer and fall sessions and we take applicants on a first come first served basis.
Is Norbeck Montessori Near Me?
Although our Montessori school is located in Rockville, we have kindergarten students who come from surrounding areas, including Aspen Hill, Colesville, Gaithersburg, Glenmont, Norbeck, Olney, Shady Grove, Silver Spring, Wheaton, and nearby areas of Montgomery County.
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Our Spanish-English bilingual preschool and kindergarten classrooms offer a traditional Montessori experience in an environment that integrates both languages.
What Parents Say
We believe that clear communication with parents is essential to the child’s wellbeing. It is particularly important during the early preschool years when children reach and surpass many developmental milestones. Naturally, we work diligently to help each of the children to be best taken care of. That is the reason why the parents give us best reviews. Here are a few of them.