- Montessori curriculum designed to support in the development of the whole person, build a sense of community, and ignite a lifelong love of learning.
- Hands-on learning using multi-sensory, sequential, and self-correcting materials which provide a concrete learning experience, then moving to abstract memorization.
- Individual instruction by caring and devoted educators trained to develop instruction specifically suited to each student’s needs and learning pace.
- Self-confidence through a personal-best approach in a non-competitive atmosphere and by providing uninterrupted time to complete an activity successfully.
- Responsibility through the pursuit of self-direction, self-discipline, individual mastery, consistent work habits, and respectful behavior.
How will a child from Polytot stand out among others of the same age?
- they will be at least bi-lingual, Spanish and English
- they will have learned about other cultures, ways of life, countries
- they will have a keen understanding of self, respect and care with a foundational desire and interest in learning
- they will have appreciation and harmony with nature, understanding where food comes from, with visiting the over 30 fruit trees, garden and chicken farm on our child care home facility campus.
Will my Child be Bilingual? Yes, absolutely. Growing up hearing and speaking multiple languages is the easiest, fastest, and most effortless way to learn a foreign language. For your child, it will be as natural as learning one language is to all babies.
- It is easier to learn another language from birth than it is during any other time in life — baby simply has two first languages.
- Your child will have a head start in school. In most countries, a foreign language is mandatory.
- If your child wants to study more languages later in life, she will have a leg up. The differences in sounds, word order, stress, rhythm, intonation and grammatical structures will be easier to learn. For related languages, such as Spanish and French, the similar vocabulary will make learning especially fast.
- Multilingualism has been proven to help your child develop superior reading and writing skills.
- Multilingual children also tend to have over all better analytical, social, and academic skills than their monolingual peers.
- Knowing more than one language helps your child feel at ease in different environments. It creates a natural flexibility and adaptability, and it increases her self-esteem and self confidence.
- Your child will develop an appreciation for other cultures and an innate acceptance of cultural differences.
- Career prospects are multiplied many times over for people who know more than one language. Helen Riley-Collins, president of Aunt Ann’s In-House Staffing in San Francisco, said more than half her clients request nannies who speak another language. “Families who are involved in international business are thinking ahead,” she said of her clients, many of whom work in high tech, investment banking or finance. “They want to give their children a head start in business in 20 years.”
- If your native language is different from the community language, you probably will feel emotionally closer to your baby when speaking your native language to her.