It is school time again and sometimes a child needs some extra help. So I am looking to make a list of available tutors again. What I need from you is tutor recommendations. If you are a tutor then message … Continue reading
The Right Time For An Orthodontic Check-Up: No Later Than Age 7 Even though most people think of pre-teens and teens when they speak about orthodontics, there are good reasons your child should get an orthodontic evaluation much sooner. The … Continue reading
Great Pre-School (Asilo) Near Piazza Liberta’
For any moms who arrive this summer and do not know where to enroll their children in pre-school/kindergarten, I want to spread the word about my son’s school, Gli Scolopi near Piazza Liberta.
We have had a fantastic experience with this school this past year, and I heard that there are still some spots available for 4 and 5 year olds in my son’s class. At the moment, he is one of two bilingual children (English-Italian) and the school has been very receptive to increasing the number of days that the kids learn English. They already do an English lesson every week with a very nice American woman, and they said they are open to adding lessons if the parents request it. I am very excited about this, because I feel it is very important to keep kids exposed to English in social environments as well as at home.
I am hoping there are more families in this network who will want to sign up and create a core group of bilingual/English-speaking pre-schoolers, because the language program at the school can be adapted for children who are at a more advanced level, as well as for brand new beginners.
Other details: the class size is small, the kids get a lot of attention, there is a lot of hands on learning, they do a computer class and a science class one day a week, and I can’t say enough wonderful things about the teachers! I have met some very nice and dedicated teachers since living in Florence, and I have to say the two women here are by far the most energetic, warm-hearted, and happiest I have ever met.
Check out their website www.scuolepiefiorentine.com
Hope everyone enjoys their summer holidays.
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