Currently, MindBloom is offering full Spanish and Mandarin immersion language after school classes at Takoma EC for all PK3, PK4, K, and 1-2 grade students and at Amidon-Bowen ES, for all PK3, PK4, and K students for the 2017-2018 school year!
Classes will be taught on site at both schools on the following schedules:
Takoma EC: Spanish Monday through Fridays throughout the 2017-2018 school year, 2 hours a day from 3:30pm until 5:30pm during school days (children may depart early from class if they need to);
Amidon-Bowen ES: Spanish and Mandarin Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the 2017-2018 school year, 2 hours per school day from 3:45pm until 5:45pm (children may depart early from class if they need to).
Once families register, we will receive confirmation of the registration and reach out to families to note the children’s names and verify which days they will be registered for.
During classes, students will be taught a choice of Spanish or Mandarin Chinese languages and culture by lively and enthusiastic native-speaking teachers. The primary mediums that will be used to teach are Art, Music, Reading, and Writing.
All classes will be taught in 100% Spanish or Mandarin to acclimate children to the language more consistently and to encourage them to feel comfortable enough with the language to begin using it. Based on the success of our day school summer camp programs, we recognize that constant exposure and consistency is key when teaching young children world languages and parents should not be surprised if they begin to hear their children use Spanish or Mandarin vocabulary and phrases only after a couple of classes!
After school language classes at Takoma EC and Amidon-Bowen ES will meet on time during pre-scheduled times, except for instances of MindBloom staff emergencies, inclement weather, or school closures. In the event of class cancellations for any of these events, families will receive a full refund for unused classes. However, in the event children do not attend the language classes for other reasons or arrive late for the classes, we will not be able to provide pro-rations, refunds, or rescheduled classes, due to our staff schedules.
MindBloom staff is solely responsible for delivering high-quality world language curriculum at partner schools and is not responsible for providing snacks, outdoor activities, or hygiene/toileting assistance to children while providing services.
To register for Spanish or Mandarin after school classes, please locate your school below and click on the appropriate drop down menu for all available choices to add to the cart:
Takoma EC After School Spanish Classes, Winter/Spring 2018