We engage community volunteers to teach Spanish on a weekly basis to groups of up to ten children at a time. Classes take place at child care centers, preschools, libraries, summer camps, and community centers. Currently, we offer programs in Newport County, Rhode Island, and we aim to expand.
The RI Early Learning & Development Standards (RIELDS) serve as a framework for our programs. We design our curriculum to stimulate learning using a hands-on, experiential, and interactive approach. Activities such as songs, games, art, books, etc. help build children’s vocabulary.
Early Childhood Programs
Toddlers & Preschoolers: Children ages 12 months-5 years old
Throughout the school-year, we offer up to five 6-week sessions to child care centers and preschools. We also offer an 8-week summer session. Volunteers introduce different themes through play, exploration, and sensory stimulation.
Contact us if you'd like to learn more about Hooray for Languages programs for child care centers and preschools.
Children ages 5-8+ years old
During the summer we offer our programs to child care centers that currently run summer camps for school-aged children. Also, we are happy to offer programs as part of a summer camp that a school or non-profit organization may be running.
We are flexible in terms of timing depending on your organization's needs and our volunteers' availability. Contact us if you'd like to learn more about our summer programs for school-aged children.
Children ages 12 months-8+ years old
Are you from a parent group or a library that is interested in working with Hooray for Languages to develop a program that fits your community's needs?
Whether it's a regularly offered program, an after-school program, or a one-day program, we would be happy to talk with you further about developing new program offerings for your group. Contact us to learn more.
Join us in 2018 for our bilingual Spanish/English storytime and play events at Newport County area libraries! During the 45-minute play-based sessions, children will explore the Spanish language using bilingual stories and special activities. Activities will focus on children ages 3-5 years of age, but the events will be open to children ages birth to 8 years of age.
Friday, January 26th at Redwood Library, 10:30-11:15am: Newport, RI
Wednesday, February 21st at Portsmouth Free Public Library, 10:00-10:45am: Portsmouth, RI
Saturday, March 24th at Tiverton Public Library, 10:30-11:15am: Tiverton, RI
View event details on our Facebook page. We hope you and your children can join!