About

We believe that becoming proficient in a foreign language during a child's "window of opportunity" is essential.

 

  • This window is especially active in the first six years and ends at puberty, or around age 12. If a second language is introduced during this time, it actually causes more connections to grow in a child's brain, and those connections, in turn, allow for easier additional learning in the second and first languages.

  • Acquiring a language is effortless for a young child. Getting him or her into a class early allows easy, natural absorption of a second language through play and exploration.

We believe that studying a foreign language will provide your child with overall improvement of academic performance.

 

 

  • Statistically, children who study a second language score higher on verbal standardized tests conducted in English, according to the College Entrance Examination Board.

  • Language students also perform better in math and logic skills than children with just one language.

  • There is also some evidence that foreign language students are more creative and better at solving complex problems.

We believe that full immersion programs produce the highest degree of second-language proficiency. Using this method, children learn all their subjects­ in the target language, which is just the vehicle for teaching and is not taught as a separate subject.We believe in providing children with a safe, warm, fun learning environment.We believe in providing the children with knowledgeable, caring staff.

Mission

The mission of Villa Vista Preschool is to build a bilingual learning community that prepares future generations for success by participating meaningfully in our global society Children will experience a fun, interactive, multi-sensory environment creating well-rounded students in 3 key areas:

  • Academic Excellence

    • Systematic engagement in learning through creative play.

    • Proficiency in the Spanish language.

    • Fully develop skills and knowledge in reading, writing, math and science.

 

  • Emotional Intelligence

    • Value creativity and lifelong learning.

    • Reward good choices.

    • Facilitate the use of solid judgment and problem solving.

 

 

  • Social Awareness

    • Hold high expectations for citizenship based on open communication, teamwork, integrity, caring and responsibility.

    • Create a climate of cultural respect, and understanding of others.

    • Engage in community activities.

Testimonial

Taking my kids to Villa Vista was one of the best decisions I have ever made for my kids. The teachers are not just teachers, they are like family. They do so much more than just teach....the one on one time the kids receive is such a gift and they learn so much

Curriculum

VVP uses a combination of developmental and integrated teaching techniques that address a variety of learning styles by incorporating communication, music, movement, reading and writing (appropriate to grade). Teaching will be accomplished through both group and individual instruction.Group activities include, circle time, music, dance, story-time, science, library and snack. Individual learning opportunities are set-up at a variety of learning centers (manipulatives/math, sensory/science, creative arts, language/reading).VVP utilizes a literacy curriculum called Handwriting Without Tears®. The benefits are:

  • Developmentally based.

  • Inclusive – works for children of all abilities.

  • Multi-sensory teaching aids and methods.

  • Easy to teach and fun to learn.

  • Excellent for both classroom and individual instruction.

To learn more about Handwriting Without Tears® go to www.hwtears.comVVP relies on visual supports to teach a second language. Pictures allow each child to:

 

- Effectively communicate wants, needs and emotions with a high degree of success

- Use the visual support system as a bridge to proficient communication in Spanish

- Jamie

Nadherny

I asked Owen, " What do you want to do today?". He said, " Go to school and play with buddies." I told him not today, and he cried. I'm so happy he loves school so much. Thank you

- Amanda 

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