SUPERIOR EDUCATION FOR DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
Our 5-star licensed, dual-language preschool prepares children 2 months through 5 years old for success in kindergarten and beyond. Our literacy-rich environment in Spanish and English, leverages the long-term advantages of bilingualism and cultural diversity.
Our Philosophy & Curriculum
We believe that children are naturally curious and seek independence along with competence. Teachers and the curriculum they use should facilitate wonder, investigation, problem-solving and decision-making. We are confident that our children are more likely to be lifelong learners and more successful in all facets of their lives with our approach that honors children’s play as their work. Since our founding in 1999 we have aimed to be culturally and individually respectful of and responsive to each child’s unique cultural background, strengths and challenges, and developmental process.
We invoke an intentional dual language approach, incorporating special techniques and strategies that stimulate Spanish and English literacy skills.
We use the Creative Curriculum (bilingual system) which provides teachers with unit lessons and a wide variety of activities and books in Spanish and English designed to fully develop the child in these domains: cognitive, social-emotional, mathematics, English and Spanish language acquisition, physical, science & technology, social studies, the arts, and literacy.
The Creative Curriculum GOLD assessment tool helps us monitor and promote student progress on 38 learning objectives. Last year, 95% of the children met or exceeded expectations. In addition, we do a pre-and post-assessment to measure student growth on English proficiency and concept knowledge important for kindergarten (last year scores showed 85% and 93% respectively met expectations).
Charlotte Bilingual Preschool admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the Preschool. Charlotte Bilingual Preschool does not discriminate on the basis of race, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its policies and programs.