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January 10, 2007

Spanish-language fun for early childhood

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New Spanish-language early childhood enrichment programs starting this month, throughtout the DC area:

1) Jane Norton's Spanish Amigos program in Reston, VA has just added a new playgroup that meets Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. - Starts January 17. For more about Jane and the groups, or to register, visit www.spanish-amigos.com, send email to jane (at) spanish-amigos (dot) com, or phone her at 703.380.8240.

2) The Spanish for Children program in Kensington, MD, for ages two to six, starts a new session January 20 (runs through the end of February). Classes are Saturdays at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Cost of the six-week session is $70, and space is limited. For more information or to get a registration form, contact founder-instructor Elizabeth Zifcak at: zifcamb (at) erols (dot) com, or phone her at 301.962.8795.

3) For those of you who have read my glowing reviews of the Arlington-based Hola Baby program, with which my family has had (wonderful) personal experience, an update: Founder-instructor Maria Elena Greene is taking a brief break from classes through spring 2007, as the Greenes are expecting a new baby soon! But never fear - Hola Baby expects to offer summer and fall programming, and there may be some free demo classes for newcomer families at that time. For more info or to be added to Maria's email list for future announcements, contact her at: maria (at) holababy (dot) net.

4) And finally... In Alexandria, VA, we love the early childhood Spanish enrichment instructor at our daughter's preschool in Old Town. KidSpanish, founded by Larissa Giacoman, is an interactive language/drama curriculum. In addition to her work at DC-area preschools, Larissa and her team of instructors teach Spanish at several Alexandria schools, and they offer classes to children at Northern Virginia Community College's Alexandria campus on Saturdays. For more info about Larissa and KidSpanish, go to www.kidspanish.org.

For more Spanish-language stuff for young children, check out: Parlez Vous in Old Town, CommuniKids in DC, locally-owned Bilingos books and toys, Candida's World of Books in DC, and the Amigas Vecinas playgroup.

Posted by Sarah at 10:08 AM.