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SPANISH IMMERSION PRESCHOOL
4411 Skillman Street, Dallas, TX 75206
Phone: 214-826-4410

 

Program Description
Spanish House Preschool serves children ages 2 – 5 in a dynamic, loving, “all-Spanish” environment. Full-day and half-day programs are available. Our students work together in authentic learning situations both in and out of the classrooms. We focus on early literacy in Spanish, science, math and social studies. Instruction is delivered 100% in Spanish by college-degreed, experienced native-Spanish speaking teachers. It is not necessary to have a Spanish background prior to starting our program. In order to create diverse learning opportunities, we have established flexible schedules which include a balance of large and small-group experiences, teacher and child-initiated activities and opportunities for individualized instruction. The maximum class size is 12 students. Each preschool class has one teacher and one teacher assistant. We are a state-licensed childcare facility and adhere to the standards set by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

 

 

Schedule
We offer a half-day (9am – 12pm) and full-day (9am – 3pm) program. We also offer extended care from 7:30am – 6pm. The following schedules are available:

  • 2-day (Tuesday/Thursday)
  • 3-day (Monday/Wednesday/Friday)
  • 5-day (Monday – Friday)

 

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Pricing

2014 - 2015 School Year
$200 Enrollment Fee

Half Day School Program
(9am – 12pm)
No extended day care

Days per week

Monthly Cost

5

$440

3

$300

2

$250

Full Day School Program
(9am – 3pm)
No extended day care

Days per week

Monthly Cost

5

$760

3

$520

2

$410

 

FULL DAY (7:30am - 6:00pm)
Full-Day School Program
plus Morning & Afternoon Daycare

Days per week

EXTENDED DAY CARE COST

SCHOOL DAY COST (9 - 3)

TOTAL MONTHLY COST

5

$250

$760

$1,010

3

$170

$520

$690

2

$125

$410

$535

 

Full-Day School Program (9am - 3pm)
plus Morning-Only Daycare (7:30am - 9am)

Days per week

EXTENDED DAY CARE COST

SCHOOL DAY COST (9 - 3)

TOTAL MONTHLY COST

5

$150

$760

$910

3

$90

$520

$610

2

$60

$410

$470

 

Full-Day School Program (9am - 3pm)
plus Afternoon-Only Daycare (3pm - 6pm)

Days per week

EXTENDED DAY CARE COST

SCHOOL DAY COST (9 - 3)

TOTAL MONTHLY COST

5

$210

$760

$970

3

$135

$520

$655

2

$95

$410

$505

 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Will it be confusing for my child to process two languages at the same time?
Research definitively proves that our minds are capable of distinguishing different languages from a very early age. Because students are only spoken to in Spanish from the very first day at Spanish House, they very quickly know that they will hear something different at school than what they hear at home. And because we know that students receive an adequate amount of English outside of school (through conversations with friends and family, exposure to books and TV, etc.), there is no reason to believe that their English skills will be delayed whatsoever.

What is Authentic Learning?
Our nursery, preschool and elementary programs are rooted in authentic learning.  An authentic learning experience is an in-depth investigation of a real-world topic worthy of a student’s attention and effort. The study may be carried out with an entire class or with small groups of students. During the inquiry process students are exposed to early literacy and math standards that prepare them for early reading, math, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Teachers become facilitators in the process of investigation, revision and reflection. Students remain engaged in real-life experiences throughout the unit of study in order to create a tangible, useful product to be shared with the community.

How long will it take for my child to speak Spanish?
There are many factors to consider when answering this question. Something helpful to consider is that, "The more input, the more output." Students who attend immersion classes twice a week for three hours a day will develop their Spanish skills at a different rate than those who attend five days a week for 8 hours per day. That being said, it still is a long process. Typically it takes 5 - 7 years for students of a second language to achieve advanced fluency. There are other factors that contribute to students' progress as well, including their background to the language, their exposure to it outside of school and their personalities. While not always the case, usually those who are more outgoing will be more inclined to take the risk and speak out loud. It's important to note that even if they don't have a lot of oral production, students' minds are still processing the language and working hard to make sense of what they are hearing.

How can I practice with my child at home?
Parents receive monthly vocabulary lists and a description of the monthly unit of study, so that they remain aware of what students are doing at school. We encourage parents to practice basic vocabulary in Spanish when possible, and also to supplement their education in Spanish with books and conversations in English. For example, if we are studying about ocean animals at school, parents may want to read English books at home about the same topic.

Do students have P.E.?
Students ages 3.5 – 5 attend P.E. class for 20 minutes each afternoon. Students are engaged in activities to develop their gross motor skills, as well as team-building and good sportsmanship.

How can my child continue his/her Spanish education after preschool?
If students do not continue their studies at Spanish House Elementary School, we offer after-school enrichment classes for alumni students. We also offer private and small-group tutoring to help students advance their language skills.

 

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For more information or to schedule a tour, contact Spanish House Preschool:
214-826-4410
DallasSpanishHouse@gmail.com

 

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