Thursday, May 8, 2014

Fall Registration Now Open for Italian Language Kids Program in Chicago! Insieme a Chicago

Insieme a Chicago is an Italian cultural program for children from birth to 5 years old. “Insieme” is Italian for “together” and as the name implies “Insieme a Chicago”gathers Italians, Italian speakers and Italianophiles “together”, in a space specifically designed for their little ones. Children will enjoy playing age appropriate games, singing songs and lullabies, listening to storytelling and participating in fun activities with their peers in a 100% Italian environment enriched with authentic Italian materials.  

Director Barbara De Bernardi teaches kids Italian with a fun and creative
method that makes every child - even those that don't speak Italian
at home - feel welcome 
The “Insieme” children are divided into two age-based groups hosting a maximum of 8 students each: “Il Nido” for children 0 to 3 years old and “Il Volo” for children 3 to 5 years old. The program for the little ones is structured around the same fundamental learning topics and goals taught at Italian daycares; while “Il Volo” is based on the Italian Preschool Curriculum and Objectives.
The goal of Insieme a Chicago is to provide kids with a place to share their Italian heritage and/or our love for Italy. 



Fall 2014 Class Schedule
12-week season:
September 11th – December 13th

Il Nido
(1-3 years old)
Thursday (Old Irving)
9.15-10.15am
Friday (Old Town)
9.15-10.15am
Saturday (Old Town)
9.15-10.15am

Il Volo
(3-6 years old)
Thursday (Old Irving)
10.30-12pm
Friday (Old Town)
10.30-12pm
2-3.30pm
Saturday (Old Town)
10.30am-12pm

Il Viaggio: 
This program is meant to be an imaginary trip through Italy and an effort to introduce core subjects as they are taught at an Italian Elementary School.
Every week, students learn about a new region and its specialties, such as Art, Music, Food, History, Geography and interesting facts about the people and children living in it. Within the Cultural exposure, beginner students learn to use the language simply by being immersed in it, while  native-like students learn more about their country and get an opportunity to speak Italian with other children of their age.
Children ages 6 and up are welcome to join the program.
(6 and up)
Thursday (Old Irving)
4.15-5.15pm
Friday (Old Town)
4.15-5.15pm

Locations
OLD TOWN:
St. Michael Church
1633 N Cleveland Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
OLD IRVING PARK:
St. John’s Episcopal Church
3857 N Kostner Ave
Chicago, IL 60641

Registration:
Registration begins May 15th
To register contact Barbara at:




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