Playful, engaging, age appropriate Spanish instruction is designed and implemented by our bilingual teachers. Children learn through stories, songs, hands-on activities, and the classroom routine. Young children are ideally suited to learn a second language. Research has suggested that bilingual learners show greater cognitive development in mental flexibility, creativity, reasoning, and problem-solving. Exposing young children to a second language gives them the opportunity to learn about other cultures, expand their minds and enrich their lives, especially as our world becomes increasingly global.
Our joyful, interactive, and often silly early childhood music classes are taught by the Director of Music for St. Luke Lutheran Church. Ms. Pauleta Hendrickson brings us weekly instruction in basic music skills, literacy and music, singing, interpretive movement, ethnically diverse music, dancing, and exposure to a variety of instruments. Not only is music good for the body, mind, and soul, but experiences with music build neural connections that help children in many cognitive areas, including reading and math.