Estrellitas Learning Place
Estrellitas Learning Place is a Spanish immersion preschool and kindergarten enrichment program. Our mission is to prepare students socially and academically for the dual language immersion programs offered in the Chula Vista Elementary School District. Two programs are offered:
- The Pre-K program is for students entering dual immersion kindergarten the following year.
- The Kindergarten Extended day program is for students enrolled in half-day kindergarten
Why choose a Spanish Immersion program?
This idea is nothing new. For the last century Europeans have taught their students to be fluent in French, German and English. Through our modern technologies we are plugged into a global audience and knowing more than one language allows us to reach more people, not just in our community, but all around the world. The aim of the Dual Language programs is to first immerse students in the target language (Spanish) and to gradually add English so that by fourth or fifth grade students are biliterate, using both languages to learn math, history, science, literature, grammar, spelling and art. It’s truly remarkable, that a 10 year old can have command of two languages and can communicate clearly in both languages. How many high school seniors can boast that when they’ve taken the three years of a second language course? That is why these programs are so popular in Chula Vista. There are waiting lists for students to be accepted into these programs. Having this type of preparation in the preschool years helps increase your chances of success and acceptance into these programs. If you have any questions or comments about Spanish immersion please contact me via email or phone.