It is through languages that groups of people unite. At Casa we believe that exposing children to different sounds in different languages by native speakers and from an early age the is the best gift we can give them.
This basic concept is the core of cognitive science on language development. The most exposure to the sounds, tones, melodies of different languages, the easier it is for children to start learning a new language.
"The child has a different relation to his environment from ours... the child absorbs it. The things he sees are not just remembered; they form part of is soul. He incarnates in himself all in the world about him that his eyes see and his hears hear"
(M. Montessori. 2009, p56)
Learning multiple languages is a natural process that takes place in the brain in the early stages of life. It is innate and absorbed, not thought.
Children at Casa are exposed to Spanish, French, Italian and English within an organic environment free of external pressure. Families have the choice to focus on one or two languages in addition to English. Children are allocated to a key teacher and co-key teachers native of the selected language. Teachers will find opportunites to interact on a one-to-one basis with the child in their mother tongue.
"Language is that instrument of thinking together"
(The Absorbent Mind, Dr. Montessori)