FAQ Will Brooks
Will learning a second language will interfere with the child’s ability to learn English? DeShea Brooks
No. All research concludes that learning multiple languages does not interfere and “in most cases, learning another language enhances a child’s English ability. Children can learn much about English by learning the structure of other languages. Common vocabulary also helps children learn the meaning of new words in English.” ERIC, Education Resources Information Center
Do you teach Spanish? Will Brooks
We are fond of saying that we teach “in” Spanish. The content, objectives and curriculum are similar to most traditional preschools yet in our case the language being spoken is Spanish. Thus, the children acquire the language the same way they are learning their native language – through hands on activities and conversation. Two plus two in any language is the same!
What if my child’s birthday falls after September 1st? Will Brooks
How do the students transition into traditional programs after they exit TSA? Will Brooks
Students from TSA transition into traditional programs just as they would if they came from any preschool because they are taught the same, if not more, content due to a low student to teachers ratio and differentiated instruction. In an immersion classroom, traditional content (math, science, reading, etc.) is taught in the target language (Spanish). Spanish is not the content of instruction, but rather the language of instruction. The children will transfer the content into whatever other language they speak.
Do you change diapers for the 2 year olds? Will Brooks
Do you provide lunch or snacks? Will Brooks
For our 2’s and 3’s year olds, we organize a shared snack program. Each child will be responsible for bringing snack for the whole class for a particular week. All children staying for our Lunch and Learn program will provide their own lunch. No snack is needed for Pre-K or Kindergarten.
Do you offer Saturday classes? Will Brooks
No, at this time we do not offer Saturday classes.
Do you offer siblings discounts? Will Brooks
We offer 5% discount on 2nd and subsequent siblings.
What is your school year calendar? Are you year round? Will Brooks
Do you offer financial aid? Will Brooks
Discretionary aid is offered to those who ask are are willing to provide their previous two years of tax returns for evaluation and comparison to others who are requesting the same.
Do you offer afterschool care? Will Brooks
How can parents get involved in the school? Will Brooks
We love to have parents around! We have many opportunities for parents to get involved. Parents can sign up to volunteer in different areas, including special holiday events, in classroom participation or office help. Parents can volunteer as much as their time and energy allow. We welcome parental involvement – especially ones that make cookies 🙂
Do you have to know Spanish to be an effective Parent? Will Brooks