Portuguese Immersion Preschool Program

Part-time or Full-Time

The curriculum, inspired by the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori, blends the Portuguese language with a variety of activities such as arts, music, storytelling, yoga, cooking, and much more! A child's day at GIRAFAS includes a comfortable balance of indoor and outdoor (at Fort Greene Park) activities, including free exploration and guided learning.

In the mixed-age group, children ages 3-6 work together in the same classroom. During work cycle, the strategic display of materials in the environment invite scholars to work independently and discover their potential. In the meantime, children are encouraged by the teachers to participate in mini-lessons/material presentations individually, in pairs, small groups, or large groups. Each child is grouped and taught with other children at his or her developmental level, providing a family-like setting that is ideal for developing personal and social skills.

The small group size of up to 12 students and two teachers (6:1 teacher ratio) allows educators to provide personalized attention, establishing an ideal emotional and social base, while working around each child’s needs and interests.

Learn about the Preschool Curriculum →

Program Options:

Half-Day: 9 am to 1 pm - OR - 2 pm to 6 pm
Full-Day: 9 am to 3 pm
Extended-Day: 8 am - 6 pm

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