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Directors’ Columns

Each month, La Escuelita Directors write a column relating to education, bilingualism, or parenting.   

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I can’t believe it’s April already and nearing the end of my first year serving as Administrative Director. Our last PLT meeting covered Graduation, Carnaval and end of year activities! Where did the time go?

One of my favorite memories as a parent at La Escuelita was standing in the 4’s class about this time last year, reflecting with Vianey Corzo on what a journey it had been for our girls. My Isabella and her Diana started in the Afternoon 2/3s class together and now we were lingering at drop-off on this particular morning, just watching the girls play together. We talked about how special La Escuelita had been for the girls; the friends they had made, how confident they were, how much they had learned and how far th...

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Please join us for the only time you will have the ability to purchase from such a large variety of quality Spanish language books for Infants - Grade 6! (If you miss it, you'll have to wait until NEXT December, and why would you want to do that?)

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For those who missed the opportunity to attend our special learning sessions at the JCC this past month, here’s a glance at how La Escuelita is working to better inform our community about early bilingual education and play-based learning. We want to be your best resource, so if you have any ideas for future topics we can explore together, please don’t hesitate to share them with us.

We were honored to host Dr. Ellen Bialystok on October 1st, whose research has inspired the popular conversation in recent years on the cognitive benefits of bilingualism. She shared some of her findings with us, including the benefit of a possible delayed onset of dementia among bilinguals, but also inspired us with a healthy dose of common sens...

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We are excited to announce our first lecture series at the JCC. Please join us for these informative discussions on the importance of early acquired bilingualism, strategies for maintaining bilingualism in your child and what is truly important in early childhood education.

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I’ve had the pleasure of working with Rosie, Diana and our teachers these past seven days getting ready for the 2015-16 school year, which starts in a week on Tuesday September 8. It’s both gratifying and enlightening to see just how much goes on "backstage." I’ve watched dismantled classrooms start to quickly come alive in a matter of days. Our teachers love their work and care for each other; we have a strong veteran teaching team at La Escuelita and we benefit greatly from that. The teachers return from home visits excited about meeting their new families and children and there is genuine love apparent. I used to wonder if the teachers really loved my Isabella as much as they appeared to love her. I’m happy to ...

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Starting today: sign up for La Escuelita Afterschool programs online with your credit card! Use promo code AFTERSCHOOL2 to receive 15% off 2 full year classes. Use promo code AFTERSCHOOL3 to receive 24% off 3 full year classes. Use promo code AFTERSCHOOL4 to receive 35% off 4 full year classes.

Former Administrative Director Lori Falchi shares something important to her both personally and academically. What follows is a heart-felt piece of advice to families who hope their children will get excited about asking questions, digesting answers, and pursuing lifelong learning.

One winter morning, my son woke up asking “How many stars are there?” I wondered how long he'd been working on that one! Thinking of Carl Sagan saying “billions and billions. . .” about the countless stars and galaxies, I went online to find an answer to this query. But I did not find definitive answers: 100 billion, 200 billion (possibly half of that), 300 million in the Milky Way. . . We don't know.

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