Child-Centered Learning Experiences
At KSS Preschools, children learn through play! Our maestras rely on a combination of play-based and academically-focused methods to support cognitive, physical, language, and socio-emotional development. Opportunities to learn fundamental concepts in Math, Science, and Language Arts arise throughout the day in our KSS classrooms and outdoor environments. In addition, our curriculum is designed for Spanish language acquisition through everyday interactions as well as creative activities such as dancing, singing, cooking, art projects, and games. Watch as students from our preschool campus in San Jose learn to count in Spanish as they play in the sand box.
Total Early Childhood Spanish Language Immersion
Language immersion for young children has been shown to improve cognitive, social, and emotional skills. Each class at KSS Preschool is taught in Spanish by a team of fully qualified maestras. In our youngest (2’s) classes, children speak the language they feel comfortable speaking. Their bilingual teachers respond in Spanish, supporting their words with body language, context, gestures, intonation, and visual aides. Parents are typically amazed by how quickly their child begins to understand basic directions and information in Spanish.
As children progress to the 3’s and 4’s classes, Spanish is spoken exclusively by teachers. By the time our preschoolers are ready to graduate, they are speaking Spanish comfortably in the classroom and other contexts. Check out this example of the fluency of children at KSS Preschool in Walnut Creek as they conduct a science experiment entirely in Spanish.
We Teach Cultural Diversity
According to research, preschoolers who learn a second language like Spanish could be more culturally tolerant than those who only speak one language. At KSS Preschool, we teach our students about people, cultural diversity, and our world. Watch as young students at KSS Preschool of Oakland Montclair learn to make tortillas while developing an appreciation for cultural diversity.
5 Locations Throughout the Bay Area
With preschool locations in Albany, Oakland, San Jose and Walnut Creek, KSS Spanish Immersion Schools are committed to serving students across the Bay Area. Our preschool campuses are conveniently located and provide parents with an early childhood learning environment for children aged two to six – allowing them to flourish in a safe, social distancing-compliant setting. Below are some virtual tours of a few of our campuses so you can better envision where your child will be as they learn to speak Spanish!
KSS Immersion Preschool of Albany
KSS Immersion Preschool of Oakland Lincoln Highlands
KSS Immersion Preschool of Oakland Montclair
KSS Immersion Preschool of San Jose Willow Glen
CELEBRATING 20 YEARS!
Combining quality early childhood education with a Spanish immersion program gives our students a leg up in their education and their lives.
For the parents that value multilingualism - beginning their child's formal learning with an immersion preschool is a natural fit.
Not only does the knowledge of another languages help to keep the cultural heritage of the family alive, it also helps to provide the preschooler with advantages later in life. No doubt that being fluent in more than one language provides personal and professional opportunities in the future.
There are many benefits of multilingualism and we are so very proud to be a part of that for all our amazing students.