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05-05-2008, 06:02 PM
I am starting a new home daycare and am very happy to find this topic. I read tons of threads here and have gathered a lot of interesting and useful information. I wanted to open a daycare center but due to the tremendous cost of how I want my center I have decided to start small and grow big! I have decided to start a home daycare with an emphasis on language learning and academics. I was a teacher for 10 years and want a bilingual daycare (English/Spanish).

I'd love to hear you guys opinion about it. I know that not everyone will be interested but I'm sure there are many parents who would love the idea. I am in South Florida and children would greatly benefit from learning a language at a young age.

What are your thoughts?http://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley1.gif

05-09-2008, 09:13 PM

05-10-2008, 06:41 AM
I think you have two good ideas: first to start out small and build toward you goal and to teach in a bilingual setting.

I sure wish there was something like this for my son when he was in daycare. His school does not teach a foreign language until high school.

Best of luck in you new career.


05-11-2008, 11:50 AM
Thanks CocoaMan. Being a Spanish teacher for more than 10 years, I know the importance of learning a language at a young age. Parents really don't know how much this benefits children. It's not just Spanish, it's any language!!! I am going to have a Chinese-speaking teacher come in 1x a week and teach as well! It'll be built into the price of care, so the parents won't have to pay extra for this too.

I'd love some more feedback from the wahm daycare community.http://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley1.gif

05-12-2008, 08:38 AM
I think it's a great idea. I have been teaching my little ones spanish and most recently taught them to say 1-2-3 JUMP! in Chinese. I can't get one of the 3 year olds to count to ten in English, but she knows all her colors in Spanish. LOL
I teach them sign language too. I honestly think it helps and encourages them to learn more when they succeed at the little things. http://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif
Good for you! I think it's wonderful.


05-12-2008, 01:32 PM
Thanks Mislets. My children are learning Chinese from Kai-Lan (Nick Jr.)! I think parents will like the idea. I just hope it doesn't exclude too many of my options.

05-17-2008, 08:35 PM
Any more comments? All are welcomed!http://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif

05-21-2008, 06:08 PM

05-30-2008, 06:04 PM
I think is a great idea since learning foreign languages is something
that should start at a very early age . Few months ago I thought myself
of doing this kind of business together with a friend .