Pepitas offers a bilingual Spanish and English language program that fosters early language acquisition and promotes cross-cultural understanding. Our ideas are based on the belief that languages are best learned as “living languages,” in which students play, explore, create, sing, and learn. We believe that children who are exposed to multiple languages are better equipped world citizens and learners. We strive to maximize Spanish and English language acquisition using a combination of the following basic tools:
- A Spanish environment which draws on verbal, visual, physical, tactile and auditory tools to make language accessible to children with a range of Spanish-speaking abilities.
- A pre-planned body of curriculum materials that introduce basic vocabulary and concepts in a coordinated fashion.
- Ample opportunities for children to develop their ability to express their own ideas, thoughts, emotions, and concerns in Spanish and English.
The program provides an innovative curriculum with materials, experiences, teaching methods, and strategies. All learning activities are presented through play. These activities engage children so they can explore, experiment, imitate, ask questions, and be questioned to further their thinking and problem solving skills. We focus on math, English/Spanish literacy, music, outdoor play, and art daily. We reserve large spaces of time for social-emotional learning and science weekly. We use Desmond Tutu’s Storybook Bible for our weekly Christian Education. We’re committed to focusing on the Christian values that God loves EVERYONE and that we are intended to take good care for our world.
Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy to Students
Pepitas Preschool admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. In other words, all are welcome here.
Pepitas Preschool is a ministry of Lake Forest Park Presbyterian Church