Opening those doors means opening a gateway to “endless opportunities,” Prince said.
“Language is a big piece of a child’s development and as we become a more global society, then it becomes more and more important for kids to be multilingual,” Prince said. “The best research will say the best time to teach that is at a really early age.”
The immersion process includes rotating from room to room to allow for play-based exposure to art and music, language arts, mathematics and science.
The center’s curriculum also fosters social and emotional development, cognition, general knowledge and approaches to learning.
Prince, who owns La Casita along with husband Enrique Trabanino, said the center features easy access to physical well being and motor development via their other business next door: Perfection Gymnastics School.
“Every day of the year, the kids will always have large motor activity … and they have free gymnastics and dance class taught to them in Spanish that’s built into their tuition,” she said.
In case of inclement weather, La Casita kids can spend their recess in a special play area inside of Perfection Gymnastics, Prince said.
Courtney Hamilton of Liberty Twp. said
she and her husband are not bilingual but felt that enrolling 4-year-old son Charlie in La Casita would help with his overall language skills.
“I’m a nurse and my husband works at Xavier University, so we understand that the way things are going, people should have an understanding of multiple languages,” she said. “I kind of felt like starting early would help him in his life to be able to at least understand multiple languages.
“I just want him to have the best that he can have at this time.”
For more information, call 513-889-3939 or visit www.lacasitalearningcenter.com.