Our Program is a Dual-Language Spanish Immersion (DLI) program. We seek to introduce children to a new language using a thematic approach with real world & hands on learning. We also serve many native Spanish Speakers who will benefit from maintaining their Spanish and reinforcing vocabulary and academic growth. We will use components from many respected and researched models (see research) and curriculums.
Whole Child Development for Infants through private PreK (click on curriculum to go to their website):
The Bilingual Child Academy Curriculum aligns with Texas Guidelines in early childhood preparedness for entry into kindergarten, which are as follows:
Instructional Goals & Standards
Bilingual Child Academy seeks to promote a child’s balanced growth in the following areas:
- Language development: Spanish language development and the use of language in clear phrases. Strong foundation in Native (home) language while building new language skills and vocabulary.
- Problem solving: Learning though exploration
- Personal growth: Show improvement based on appropriate developmental benchmarks
- Reading readiness: Develop eye movement from left to right, listen and understand stories, follow directions, and have conversations. Develop the ability to describe a story read out loud to them; recognize distinct sounds, rhymes, and familiar words; use drawings, scribbles, and shapes to express thoughts and ideas; Identify some letters of the alphabet, and begin to write name.
- Math readiness: Count to 20, classify and organize objects in groups by similarity, recognize and copy simple patterns, identify and name common shapes, and recognize that objects can be measured by height, length, weight, and time.
- Science readiness: Use the senses to explore the environment, express interest in and ask questions about nature, learn to use simple tools such as blocks and rulers.
- Basic routine: Learn to follow a daily schedule
- Behavior skills: Learn good habits
- Playing skills (alone and in group): Participate in positive social interaction, cooperation, and individual time
- Choices: Learn to make decisions.
- Free choice time in centers. Children will have choices of centers such as Kitchen, Sand/Water, Building, Dramatic Play (puppet theater), and a variety of other thematic choices in the Science & Social Studies learning tables. This important time allows them to build curiosity and take risks in a controlled environment.
- Curiosity and self-motivation: Learn through exploration and develop initiative
Physical Development: (gross and fine motor) ~
- Gross : Large muscle play, outdoor time, dancing
- Physical movement: Circle time, dramatic play
- Balance: Build awareness of obstacles that can create loss of balance
- Fine: Small muscle play and activities that build dexterity with manipulation of fingers, later used for handwriting skills in school
- Eye-hand coordination: Development through the use of toys, books, and other learning tools.