Spazio Gioco Play Group
Age 2 by September 1, 2020, with a few Young Spazio Gioco places for children turning 2 years in Fall 2020*
|Mon & Wed and/or Tues & Thurs||3:30 pm - 5:30 pm|
Age 2 by September 1, 2020
|2-3 years||Mon-Fri (5 days)||8:45 am – 12:45 pm or 5:30 pm|
Age 3 by September 1, 2020, with a few Young Grandi places for children age 2.5 by Sep 1, 2020
|3-4 years||Mon-Fri (5 days)||8:30 am – 1:15 pm or 5:30 pm|
Age 4 by September 1, 2020
|4-5 years||Mon-Fri (5 days)||8:15 am – 1:30 pm or 5:30 pm|
Please submit an Online Inquiry Form, and you will receive an email in September with links to register for open houses and tours.
Programs & Hours for the 2020-2021 School Year
We are offering half-day and full-day programs for Piccoli, Grandi and Grandissimi.
Children need to be potty-trained to be in the Grandi and Grandissimi classes.
Children do not need to speak Italian to enroll at La Scuola.
A family-style hot lunch is provided (made with local, organic ingredients whenever possible).
Teacher to student ratio: 1:6 to 1:8
Preschool: Approximately 90% Italian and 10% English spoken
Our Spazio Gioco class is for children age 2 by September 1, 2020. *A parent or caregiver needs to stay with the child in Spazio Gioco until the child is 2 years old. Children need to be at least 2 years old to be dropped off at a licensed preschool.
2 - 3 years old (2 years old by September 1). There will be 2 Spazio Gioco groups and parents can register for the Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday group. Both groups meet for 2 hours (on each day) from 3:30 - 5:30 pm. Space permitting, parents can also register for all 4 afternoons.
Spazio Gioco is a very flexible playgroup, designed to offer opportunities to explore interesting materials and relationships in an organized educational setting. Children learn best through discovery and active engagement. We work with children’s natural curiosity and creativity by providing stimulating activities and a variety of materials that appeal to all of their senses.
In the Spazio Gioco playgroup we especially focus on developing young children’s social skills and sense of self by building autonomy and peer relationships apart from parents, and encouraging them to build trusting relationships with their teacher.
Having a stable group of children who stay together throughout the year is the cornerstone of this goal because emotional security is fundamental for all other aspects of young children’s growth and development.
The Spazio Gioco playgroup is strongly characterized by our commitment to an Italian-immersion environment. We want to provide some hours of Italian immersion through singing and playing. La Scuola provides an opportunity for children to learn Italian in this way regardless of whether their parents speak Italian at home.