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The EditGB AfterSchool Program is an Italian education program for bilingual children (ages 3-9). Designed by educators experienced in bilingualism and in the Reggio Approach, the EditGB program utilizes a variety of methods (visual learning, physical response, phonological) used by educators and logopedists to teach children literacy skills. This year we are offering two programs that work in synergy to help your child become bilingual in Italian. Children will be able to learn the theoretical parts of the Italian school curriculum at Piccola Italian Preschool and they will be able to put them into practice in the structured and creative activities in the other classes. Children in the after-school EditGB will have the opportunity to borrow books from the Biblioteca at Piccola Italia Preschool (PIP).

Newton, MA, Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 pm
LettoScrittura e Musica (per bambini dai 5 agli 8 anni)
These lessons will focus on developing Italian literacy skills; we will teach your children the building blocks to read and write in Italian. In the first hour of our lessons we will work on grammar, reading, and writing skills where in the second hour we will play movement games, sing songs, and practice yoga to strengthen our Italian vocabulary. Wednesday’s program is for bilingual children who speak Italian at home and/or have completed preschool in Italian.

Cambridge & Arlington, MA, Fridays, 4:30-6:30 pm
LettoScrittura, Musica, Cucina e Arte In Movimento (per bambini dai 3 ai 9 anni)
The aim of this program is to enable children to breathe Italian life, culture and history while living and playing in it. The teachers of our little Italian Accademia will divide the children into two groups (3-5 and 5-9) and will engage them in the Italian language and culture through traditional games, music, art, storytelling, lettoscrittura, yoga, science and theatre. You can add your children to our Friday doposcuola waiting list by submitting this form.

Places on this program are limited. Families with one Italian mother-tongue parent are given enrollment priority.