are you thinking about offering spanish at your childcare center or growing your existing program? Then you don't want to miss this show!
When you’re running a childcare center you have such a special opportunity to connect with your families. You know the dreams and desires they have for their child, and learning a second language like Spanish may be one of them.
I can’t tell you how much joy and pride I feel when teaching Spanish to infants, toddlers and preschoolers. It’s so gratifying and my team of teachers and I hold it very close to our hearts, so of course, we want your students and families to be able to have the same awesome experience! If you’ve been thinking about offering Spanish at your childcare center, or you want to grow our current Spanish enrichment program, this episode is perfect for giving you a taste from a parent's perspective!
And don’t worry if you or your teachers don't know any Spanish. Our on-site enrichment classes, Digital Spanish Academy, and our curriculum have you covered. One of these options will work best for you and your center no matter where you are in your business journey.
Remember, my friend, your staff and families are truly the heart and soul of your business. So listen in and let this episode help you decide if offering or growing your Spanish program will best serve the fantastic people and community that make up your childcare center.
In this episode it was an honor to be interviewed by New Horizon Academy's Vice President of Marketing and Family Experiences; Cara Johnson-Bader. New Horizon Academy is a childcare franchise with 91 locations throughout the United States.
Whether your child is learning Spanish or not, you won't want to miss this episode. I go into depth on the short and long term benefits of children learning a second language. Some of the benefits may surprise you! It's not too late for your child to reap the awesome benefits of second language learning! You can enroll your child in one of our on-site classes, or your children can learn Spanish at home with our Online Spanish Lessons for Children!
As a childcare center Director or Owner, you are always looking for ways to offering more to your students and an affordable cost. This Podcast addresses how you can do just that by highlighting the pros of online Spanish classes for your childcare center and how OLA (O'Neill Language Academy) can help!
Our website is: www.oneilllanguage.com
Here is the page on our website where you can join our online Spanish Classes Program:
Feel free to email me with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
It's becoming more common in the United States to introduce children to a second language at an early age. In this Podcast I share the top 10 ways children benefit from learning a second language. Some of the benefits are short term, and others are long term.
If you're a Childcare Owner or Director and you offer a second language at your center, or you are thinking about adding a second language, you'll want to download the Top Ten List below. Share the list with parents and stakeholders to reinforce the importance and benefits of children learning a second language at your center, and use the handout as a marketing tool to attract more families to your center.Enjoy the Podcast episode!
January 2, 2023 By Theresa
Want to know what I love most about a teaching Spanish to kids? I love that kids learn Spanish naturally and effortlessly when provided with a fun curriculum and a positive learning environment. I also love that Spanish can literally be added to any childcare center and taught by your teachers, even if they don't know any Spanish. Most importantly, I’m laying out this episode so that you can compete with Spanish immersion and dual immersion centers and no longer lose clients to them. In this epidote I include specific examples of exactly how to teach three compliment words in Spanish, and make a positive impact with parents.
By your teachers teaching a Spanish lesson just like the one provided to you with this Podcast episode, they are setting the foundation for something they can teach again and again, gaining confidence in themselves as "Spanish teachers", and setting you up for the option of charging parents over and over for Spanish, which I will cover in an upcoming Podcast.
After you listen to this Podcast episode, you'll want to download the Mini-Spanish Lesson and Vocabulary Poster that are included below. You'll also want to watch (and have your teachers watch) the Teacher Training Video below in which I walk them through, step-by-step, how to teach the activity. Below is also a Video to Show Your Students in which I teach the lesson to them.
Enjoy this Podcast episode and also beginning to teach Spanish at your childcare center!
Download the following that is included in the zip file:
1. 2-page lesson plan that explains how to teach 3 compliments in Spanish
2. Song that teaches the 4 compliments song (MP3 file)
Theresa Gunderson and her husband, Jim, began O'Neill Language Academy in 1991. Their passion is to make Spanish easy for childcare centers to teach with their done-for-you Online Spanish Classes and their Teach & Learn Spanish Curriculum.