My sister is interested in putting my brilliant and adorable nephew in some language classes to get him started early, and asked me if I could find some classes out there for her (I'm a librarian so I'm pretty good at finding info faster than most people).
I was amazed at all of the choices for baby, toddler and pre-kindergarten language lessons; the Seattle area has more to offer than I ever realized. I know we're cool and all, but we're even cooler than I thought. =*)
I thought others might benefit from these findings, too, so here they are (my apologies if you are outside of the area; I hope your locations have as many choices.
Sponge Schooloffers classes for babies and children up to 7 years old
Seattle German American School has classes for 3 years+
French Immersion School of Washington offers classes starting at 2 ½ years (when that young they are classes for the child with a caretaker)
French American School of Puget Sound offers Young Pre-Kindergarten classes (or YPK as they call them)
Alliance Francaise de Seattle offers classes starting with toddlers (also with the little ones accompanied by a caretaker, like the Immersion
Beyond Frontiers has Spanish classes for children starting at age 3
Poly-Glot Tots in Phinney Ridge offers classes in four languages to kids 18 months+
Washington International School offers Chinese classes for pre-K kids
Zoom Language Center in Ballard offers Spanish classes for children starting at age 1
Visually Speaking – an American Sign Language school for hearing children
Music Works NW is a school focused on teaching children musical skills & appreciation – they have classes for babies on up .
Music Center of the NW offers early childhood education classes/experiences starting at 6 months
Thrive Art School starts classes for children at 3 ½ years
MoonPaperTent has all kinds of art, theater, storytelling, dress-up…etc. classes for babies on up; Note: they also have a parents night out for kids 4+