Frequently Asked Questions
Q. I want my child to be bilingual at age 6. Is a one-hour class per week enough?
A: No. There is a minimum of hours per week that your child needs to be immersed in the language to assimilate it and internalize it. Once a week classes will help to develop vocabulary, have fun, and recognize sounds and pronunciation. For more information please CLICK HERE.
Q: Is my child going to be delayed in speech if she/he starts learning another language?
A: No. Learning another language does not delay the speech of a child. It will develop a different part of the brain instead. If a child has a speech delay in English for example, this delay might or might not affect the process of learning a new language.
Q: My child is fluent in Spanish and I am afraid that she/he will not know enough English when she/he goes to Kindergarten.
A: If your child is fluent in Spanish (or another language) at an early age: Congratulations! That is a great achievement. Your child will not have any language problems when it is time to join elementary school, since children are familiar with English and learn it through listening in the street (the park, interacting with other adults, etc.) Parents should be more concerned about making solid grounds in Spanish, since it might get lost in the first years of school. The early ages (1-4y) are the best years to strengthen her/his language abilities.
Q: Is Juguemos Preschool 100% in Spanish?
A: Yes. All the teachers and instructors are fully bilingual. English will only be used to comfort a child when his/her primary language is English.
Q. I want to my child to be able to apply to the new local Dual Language Programs in the area. Does Juguemos prepare children to get into those schools?
A. Completing Juguemos 2's , 3's and 4's (Pre-K class), with a minimum of 25 hours per week will give your child the necessary tools, vocabulary, and understanding that a child may be required to apply to those schools. We also provide private tutoring for children who want to prepare themselves for admittance tests or interviews. Though admission is not guaranteed, your child will have a great advantage.
Q: How much Spanish is used in Juguemos Summer Camp, Classes & Mini-Camps?
A: We use 90% of Spanish in these programs. English will be used as needed.
Q. Does my child have to know or speak Spanish to take classes at Juguemos?
A. No. Our students include children of all levels of Spanish; many having never spoken Spanish before. All are welcome!