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Language Workshop for Children-Montclair

596 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ 10065

(800) 731-0830


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

Our teachers: (1) All speak their target language with native fluency, (2) Are formally trained to use the LWFC's own Thibaut Technique, (3) Understand and love children, (4) Inspire youngsters to develop the best verbal communication skills possible. Children who become multi-lingual develop strong verbal reasoning skills and achieve higher test scores throughout their school years.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught

From the Director:

Children are encouraged to move physically, articulate their thoughts, and initiate pro-active dialogue with their teacher and other students -- in a new language. Not only do LWFC preschools focus on a child's verbal development, we concurrently monitor their social, emotional, general cognitive development and early childhood skills.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Since every child's learning style differs, a teacher's approach to encouraging or stimulating a child must also differ. That is one reason why LWFC Language Immersion Preschools maintain small teacher-to-child ratios (depending upon the location, approximately 1:6).

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

The LWFC produces its own classroom and take-home materials. LWFC educational materials won six major childrens media awards. Three times a years students receive a copy of the latest LWFC Songs & More Workbook/CD set and LWFC storybook filled with original, LWFC language-building songs and sentence-building stories.


Handling Separation: From the Director

Since an important purpose of nursery school is to transform a toddler into an autonomous, self-directed child The Language Workshop for Children believes that it is important for parents to separate from their child as soon as it is possible. However, staying in class with your youngster is positive and reassuring at the start of the separation process. Soon after parents and caregivers should make their way out of the classroom, but are welcome to sit immediately outside the classroom door for as long as they want.