Languages

At Riverbend Preschool we embrace the reality that success in the 21st century requires the acquisition of a second language.

Beginning foreign language instruction at an early age sets the stage for students to take advantage of the innate ability young children have to acquire languages and vocabulary with ease. Children between the ages of 2 and 7 have the capacity to develop near native pronunciation and intonation in a new language.

Children will naturally be immersed in English, Basque and Spanish language through thematic units, books, music, dance, field trips and interaction with teachers. 

This multilingual approach to learning enhances children's development on many levels including flexibility in thinking, higher levels of literacy and better communication skills. Additionally, the ability to communicate in other languages opens the door to other cultures and helps children understand and appreciate people from other countries.