Wortspiele, Brooklyn

A German Montessori preschool and language program in Brooklyn, NY


Wortspiele German Immersion Montessori preschool

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Age of Children and pedagogical focus

The Wortspiele German Montessori preschool offers an intimate, nurturing and stimulating mixed age classroom for 2,3 and 4 year old children in small classes with a high student-teacher ratio.

Our special focus is on teaching German language and culture to children being raised bilingually in New York City, typically (but not necessarily) with one adult Native German speaker in the family. All our classes are conducted exclusively in German, by native German speaking teachers, quite a few of them having been raised bilingually themselves. Our multi-professional team includes trained and experienced preschool teachers, elementary and high school teachers as well as teachers with a background in art & art therapy, music, dance, yoga and acting.

Since the third year of life is of crucial importance in early language development and public kindergarden in NYC starts at 5 years we have moved the traditional Montessori preschool age range down to include the two year old children.

Two year old children may be registered half days (9 am - 11 am). for 3 mornings per week. 

Three and four year old children attend from 9am - 2:50 pm, 3, 4 or 5 days per week.

Early Morning drop off is available M-F from 8:30 am and After school care is offered (for children 3 and up) M-F until 5:45pm. Afternoons at Wortspiele include cooking, Yoga/movement,  drama/acting and arts & crafts. Tuesdays we visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Fridays we visit a local playground or Prospect Park.