YWCA Announces New YWCA Greenwich Spanish Immersion Playdates

YWCA Greenwich instructor Olga Marino is a native speaker of Spanish, and she loves to teach. Contributed photo

YWCA Greenwich is launching a new program to teach Spanish to young children and their parents or guardians.

“Mommy and Me” Spanish classes are an opportunity to gently introduce children to the Spanish language through play and song. The program also provides a great time for moms or other adult caregivers to bond with their child, meet other parents, and socialize their children. YWCA Greenwich instructor Olga Marino is a native speaker of Spanish, and she loves to teach!

She has raised two bilingual children and has been involved in education for many years as a bilingual literacy mentor. In addition to teaching Spanish to preschoolers at YWCA Greenwich, she is a bilingual substitute teacher for public schools in Westchester County, NY.

“Young children quickly absorb language,” said Geri Smiles, Director of Childhood Education, YWCA Greenwich, adding, “This program builds the foundation for a lifelong love of language.”

The classes are for children 18 – 36 months accompanied with an adult guardian — mom, dad, grandparents, or other caregivers. The eight-week course is $256 for classes on either Tuesdays, 9:30 – 10:15 am, or Fridays, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm, beginning April 2.

Through a curriculum using colors, numbers, food, weather, and songs, adults and children are fully immersed in the language and will be speaking Spanish in just a few short weeks!

For more information and to register, visit the YWCA Greenwich website
at https://www.ywcagreenwich.org/spanish-immersion or contact Geri Smiles at 203-869-6503, ext. 221 or g.smiles@ywcagreenwich.org

YWCA Greenwich is conveniently located at 259 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT, and there is plenty of parking.