Rochambeau The French International School – Rollingwood Elementary School

Rochambeau The French International School – Rollingwood Elementary School

Rochambeau The French International School is a non-profit school, approved by the Ministry of Education and operating within the framework of the Agency for French Teaching Abroad (AEFE)As a member of this unique network ofnearly 500 schools in 135 countries worldwide, we offer the best of an education system acclaimed for the breadth of its program and its teaching of skill, providing its students with critical thinking, discipline and rigor.

Rochambeau is the only school in Washington DC and its surroundings to provide an education based on a unique combination of the French program and a high quality English program. It welcomes students from the Toute Petite Section preschool class (2yr old) to senior year, representing over 60 different nationalities, with varied cultural, socioeconomic and linguistic backgrounds.

This extraordinary diversity is an asset that we are quite proud ofOur students understand from an earlyage that differences and otherness are the richness of the world and great sources of discovery andpersonal enrichment.

At the crossroads of French and American cultures, we further increased the value of our academic andeducational approach by integrating the best of the American approach in terms of self development,autonomy, responsibility building, self-trust and creativity.

By giving our students access to a Maryland High School Diploma, as well as a French Baccalaureatthis unique education opens for them the doors of Francophone and Anglophone colleges and universities around the world.

De Colores Learning Center

De Colores Learning Center

Within the holistic framework, the Spanish Immersion Pre-K program at De Colores Learning Center uses The Creative Curriculum, a forward-thinking, comprehensive, and rigorously researched curriculum approach that honors creativity and respects the role that teachers play in making learning exciting and relevant for every child. The Spanish Immersion Pre-K program at De Colores Learning Center used the Spanish language version of The Creative Curriculum, which supports Spanish language and literacy development. The system focuses on the following areas of development and learning:

Social–Emotional, Physical, Language, Cognitive, Literacy, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Social Studies, and Artistic Expression.

The daily routine at the De Colores Toddler program is complemented by a full range of extracurricular experiences including: yoga, music, garden/nature studies, cooking, art, and visits to the Takoma Park Public Library.

De Colores Spanish Immersion Program

De Colores Spanish Immersion Program

The Spanish Immersion Toddler Program at De Colores Learning Center is designed to allow children to grow at their own rate in a Spanish immersion setting. Because this is such a unique age, development and a child’s progression is largely up to the child him/her self.

The teachers in the De Colores Toddler Program provide the opportunity for your child to explore the world in a safe, loving and nurturing environment with careful attention paid to the development of verbal,fine motor, large motor, and social/emotional skills. De Colores has designed a Spanish immersion classroom setting that allows children to explore the wonderful things that the world has to offer and to develop a solid foundation for continued development.

The daily routine at the De Colores Toddler program is complemented by a full range of extracurricular experiences including: yoga, music, garden/nature studies, cooking, and art.

German International School Washington D.C.

German International School Washington D.C.

The German International School Washington D.C. is a private, co-educational institution with more than 500 students in preschool through 12th grade, set on a quiet campus in Potomac, Md. Representing more than 20 different nationalities, our student body is truly international, united by a shared interest in German language and culture. The only full-time German day school in Washington, we offer rigorous academics in a warm, multicultural setting.

The school has a challenging German curriculum mixed with some American elements. Graduates receive the globally recognized German International Abitur (DIA) as well as a high-school diploma from the state of Maryland. We have two academic focus areas: foreign languages and science. Students gain fluency in at least two languages and achieve mastery of biology, chemistry, and physics. Our teachers prize critical inquiry, teaching students how—not what—to think. On graduation, they are prepared to enter any prestigious university worldwide.

The German International School is accredited by the German Ministry of Education and Maryland Department of Education. Our German curriculum is based on that used in the state of Thuringia, known for its high academic standards.

CommuniKids Preschool DC

CommuniKids Preschool DC

Our mission at CommuniKids Preschool DC is to prepare young children to become the global citizens of tomorrow by creating a joyful, playful, and nurturing environment that immerses students in a second language. Our program strives to instill the disposition, knowledge, and skills required to succeed in a highly interconnected world.

We have four locations: Falls Church, VA, Loudoun County, VA, Richmond, VA, and Washington, DC. The DC location offers half- and full-day Spanish Immersion Preschool programs for children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years old. Our school is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

We also offer a Spanish Immersion Summer Camp program and after-school and weekend Enrichment Classes in Spanish, French, Chinese, and Arabic.

Our groundbreaking Early Childhood Second Language (ECSL®) approach addresses these needs by preparing children for their  K-12 education, while developing multi-cultural competency and second language fluency.  The hallmarks of the ECSL®(pronounced “excel”) program are:

  • A warm and cohesive school environment
  • Extended periods of immersion in a second language
  • Extended periods of guided play activities
  • Theme-based curriculum emphasizing tolerance, responsibility, and solidarity as the essential elements of a global perspective

De Colores Infant/Young Toddler Program

De Colores Infant/Young Toddler Program

De Colores Infant Center is based on the belief that infants and young toddlers need consistent nurturing, caring, and love; they also need caregivers who are well prepared and knowledgeable in sound principles of child development.

The De Colores Infant/Young Toddler Program, through its native Spanish-speaking caregivers, maintains a commitment to the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual growth of the child. Toward this end, learning is seen as a developmental process that occurs naturally and progressively within a stimulating and nurturing environment. As children transition from infants to young toddlers at De Colores, our caregivers will adapt to the changing needs of the child, assuring that they are provided stimulating and appropriate development and learning experiences.

The De Colores caregivers offer a wide variety of interesting play Spanish immersion experiences geared toward each child’s developmental level so that he/she has sufficient opportunity to explore, manipulate, and come to a better understanding of the world through his/her own efforts.

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