Kindergarten Spanish Immersion Program
The Kindergarten Spanish program is specifically designed for children between the ages of 1½ to 7 years of age and is only offered in Turrialba. We have worked out an arrangement to have the children of ISLS students attend a local kindergarten where our Spanish director's daughter attends classes. The name of the school is Jardin del Niños “Burbujitas.”
This school is not a total bilingual school, so the children will be exposed to a great deal of Spanish while attending classes. There are about 60 children in the school, split up into 4 different groups, depending on age. Students participate in numerous activities and classes. Daily activities include; music, arts & crafts and literature. Also, once a week they will have computer classes, physical education and swimming lessons.
The school uses the education program developed and certified by the Costa Rican Ministry of Education as well as their own additions and specially developed lessons. Children participating in this program will start classes at 8:00 am and are completely supervised until 12:00 pm when classes end. At that time children can be picked up and transported to the ISLS campus to meet up with their parents as they finish their Spanish classes.
The cost of this program is $325/week. This includes homestay with their parents in a Costa Rican family, two meals a day, tuition at the kindergarten and transportation during the program. The price for the Kinder Program without lodging is $165/week. For more information, please Contact Us.