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Old 04-23-2010, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Nova
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There are also many private preschools in the area that incorporate Spanish lessons into their day. No, they are not full immersion and the level could be too basic for your kids, but you could check those out and see too. There are Spanish immersion elementary schools as part of Fairfax County Public Schools System, which do 1/2 of the day in Spanish and 1/2 in English.
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Old 04-23-2010, 08:14 PM
 
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I'd say Herndon Elementary.
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Old 04-25-2010, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Clifton, Va
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Many of the public schools have the FLEX program (Foreign Language Experience) in Fairfax County. Probably the most popular language is Spanish, because there are more people who are able to teach it. Its mostly parents who volunteer to teach their language (although they do get paid). I taught sign language at one time, but work full time now and am not able to do it anymore.
Its an extra curricular activity, either before or after school and there is a fee.

I'm in the medical field and am constantly amazed at the classified ads for front office employees that require you to be bilingual to apply. It doesn't seem quite fair to not be able to get a job because you only speak English, but I can see the employers point of view too. You have to be able to accommodate the people who seek your services. Such is life in the United States these days.
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Old 04-25-2010, 08:43 PM
 
Location: South South Jersey
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Brazil has one of the largest richest rainforest in the world; Panama controls the most efficient way for commercial goods to cross from one side of the world to the other. Guess what language do they speak over there?
Um, (Brazilian) Portugese, maybe? (Ok, ok, Sara73 beat me to it, but this was just begging to be repeated.)
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Old 04-27-2010, 11:19 AM
 
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St Pauls School in Haymarket, VA has a program which does language immersion (Mother Day Out Program) however I just saw on their website they plan to have a special program offered:

LANGUAGES SPECIALTY PROGRAM
STARTING FALL 2010
1:00PM - 3:45PM

Chinese
Russian
Spanish
French
German
Italian
The contact number on the website is: 703-754-1948
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Old 04-27-2010, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Bristow
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I can't believe this person posted a question on here asking where to send her kids to school and nearly all of the replies were berating her for wanting her kids to learn a second language rather than answering her question. Unbelievable!

As to answer the question---my 2 1/2 yr old goes to St. Paul's in Haymarket for the Mother's Day Out Program (mentioned in a previous post). He's learning Spanish, Chinese, and Russian. Right now it's only 2 days/wk (mornings) and ends in June but next yr he'll go 3 days/wk in the mornings. They also offer a M-F 3 yr old program. I think the school goes up to the 6th grade.

Don't know where you plan to live--perhaps if you know that would help with recommendations.
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Old 04-27-2010, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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What a great idea--I wish my parents had signed me up for such a program as a child. i struggled immensely with learning a foreign language in high school.
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Old 04-27-2010, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC (formerly Vienna, VA)
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What a great idea--I wish my parents had signed me up for such a program as a child. i struggled immensely with learning a foreign language in high school.
Me too. I wish I learned a second language, and I wish I learned how to play the piano.
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Old 05-09-2010, 09:29 PM
 
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My family is moving to Northern Virginia, and our two children (1 y/o and 3 y/o) are currently in Spanish immersion daycare. Does anyone have recommendations for good immersion daycare in Northern Virginia?
We were looking for rthe same and found one in Haymarket called St. Paul's School. They have Spanish immersion. Hope this helps.
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Old 05-26-2011, 01:26 PM
 
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Default St. Anne's Academy Spanish Immersion Program

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My family is moving to Northern Virginia, and our two children (1 y/o and 3 y/o) are currently in Spanish immersion daycare. Does anyone have recommendations for good immersion daycare in Northern Virginia?
Courym, one of the reasons we chose St. Anne's Academy for Girls in the Gainesville-Haymarket area is for their Spanish immersion program. Check it out [URL="http://www.stannesacademy4girls.org"]www.stannesacademy4girls.org[/URL]
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