Vision Preschool’s emphasis on immersion language teaching allows young children to be immersed in a meaningful world of fun teaching experiences where they are able to learn new languages the same way they learned their mother tongue.
Daily activities and interventions are conducted mainly in English, the immersion language, thus allowing children to be introduced to this new language. The children’s mother tongue is also used in the activities to ensure their vocabulary development. In the USA, considering the double immersion context, both English and Spanish are used equally in the daily activities. Finally, children are initiated to a third language through fun, sporadic activities. Early literacy and oral communications are the key priorities of language learning.
Our preschool program is inspired by the teaching approach used in our Canadian Vision preschools.
At Vision Preschool, children are not limited to learning languages, they live them!
At Vision Preschool, we always keep in mind that children have their own learning rhythm. That’s why we work with them individually on a daily basis to develop their self-esteem, improve their social and motor skills, arouse their enthusiasm towards play, and ultimately expand their knowledge base. The benefits of our multilingual environment as well as the proposed fun and meaningful activities allow for a successful entry by each child into the school world.
Our Educational Approach
The motivation of the child to get involved in proposed activities is assured if these are both meaningful and fun. At Vision Preschool, learning opportunities and questions are used as triggers for meaningful activities since these situations cling to the “world” of children. Also, since Play is both the foundation of children’s development and the vehicle through which they learn, the occasions reserved for symbolic games, construction, creation, exploration and stories are maximized to promote early development.
Vision Preschool educators construct and complexify their children’s logical, linguistic and general knowledge through symbolic games, interactive story reading, rules games, nursery rhymes, and many more stimulating activities.
Finally, we also wish to stimulate the joy of reading since we consider books to be an invaluable source for children to make discoveries.
A Canadian Trilingual Concept
For more information on the Vision School Network, visit the Canadian Headquarters website.