English and German for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners
We help you raise your child bilingual
“One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.”
-(Frank Smith, psycholinguist)
Little Star Day School offers a real bilingual environment. We have a strong commitment to immersive learning. In all our schools children are surrounded by two languages: English and Standard-German.
At Little Star Day School we teach children the language through formal learning, meaningful play and interesting activities. Our qualified and experienced teachers participate in child initiated play activities and engage alongside them giving comments and conversation in their assigned language. In this way they encourage and develop learning in a natural manner. In all rooms visual labels and signs support both languages. Traditional books, games and music are used daily to install the cultural aspect of the languages.
Some parents ask our teachers: Why is bilingual early education an advantage? We believe, and research shows, that bilingualism is not just switching between languages. Speaking two or even more languages has a huge effect on a child’s brain, like improving cognitive skills, creating emotional strength and coordinating learning processes.
The language concept of Little Star Day School includes the learning and teaching of English and Standard-German as an additional language. A special language development program (for German) helps children to learn a language in a meaningful way through playing.