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‘Learning Through Play’ is F.C. Preschool’s Secret to Teaching Kids Second Language

By CommuniKids

“The shared hope of teachers and parents alike is that their children retain what they’ve learned long enough for it to be useful. For the students at CommuniKids, a full language immersion preschool in Falls Church, neither group of adults need to be anxious about seeing results.”

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Blog Articles

How to Pack for a Trip as a Parent

By CommuniKids

Packing for a trip can be hard, especially if you are a new parent who has never done it for their kids before. Here are some of our most helpful tips to make packing and traveling an educational, enriching, and fun experience for you and your children. 1. Involve Your Child in the Packing Process…

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25 Ways to Boost the Minority Language for Bilingual Kids

By CommuniKids

By Chontelle Bonfiglio from the site Bilingual KidSpot As a parent speaking the minority language with my own bilingual children, I know it can sometimes be difficult and stressful when kids won’t speak your language. I have compiled a list of ways I have found helpful to boost the minority language based on my own…

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Economic Growth Through Free Early Childhood Education

By Jeannine Piacenza

By Raúl Echevarría, Co-founder and President, CommuniKids Preschool     If you have been following CommuniKids on social media, you are probably aware that we were recently selected by the D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) to become a provider of free pre-kindergarten to 3 and 4 year-old children in the District…

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New Study Shows Benefits of Quality Preschool Education

By CommuniKids

A new study The Life-Cycle Benefits of an Influential Early Childhood Program, co-authored by Nobel laureate James Heckman, a professor of economics at the University of Chicago and the director of the Center for the Economics of Human Development shows that an investment is in children, results in richer, fuller, healthier lives for the entire family. Heckman’s study…

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Being Bilingual Sparks Creativity

By CommuniKids

“Personally, I love the sounds and musicality of all languages. I was raised in a bi-lingual household. I spoke English outside the home when I was with people who did not speak Italian. This was particularly at school and at activities that had some connection to school – e.g. cub scouts, athletics, music etc. But…

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Preschoolers Need More Play and Fewer Scripted Lessons, says Early Childhood Educator Erika Christakis

By CommuniKids

“The more I observe young children in action, the more faith I have that they are capable and powerful. But our expectations are often mismatched: We ask too much of young children pragmatically, but too little of them cognitively. Preschool classrooms are needlessly noisy, over-stimulating, and aesthetically unappealing environments with rapid pacing and jam-packed schedules.…

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