Let’s Learn in Italian: Garibaldi-Meucci Scholarship for Tots

Calling all two-and-a-half to four year olds! Enter your child to win a scholarship to:

Let’s Learn in Italian, Science and Math Mommy and Me, Italian Bi-Lingual STEM Program at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum.

  • Eight, one-hour sessions for a $240 value!
  • Classes will meet on Wednesday mornings from 10-11am (minus holidays), beginning in October and will run for eight weeks (exact dates TBA).
  • For ages 2.5 -4 years old. Child must be at least two and a half by October 2015.
  • Maximum class size is ten children. Ten children will be selected for the scholarship.
  • Classes will be held at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, located at 420 Tompkins Avenue in Staten Island.

This program is sponsored by a generous grant from the Richmond County Savings Foundation and the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum.

About the Program:
Studies have shown that bilingual children are excellent communicators, have heightened cognitive ability and are exceptional problem solvers. Across the country, there is a great need for early learning. But the need isn’t just for preschool seats — it’s for high-quality early learning programs that can put toddlers ages 2-4 on the path to thrive in kindergarten and beyond.

Children will learn through age appropriate books STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and Italian through musical play and literacy. Through Italian songs, rhymes, finger play and puppetry, children will be immersed in the Italian Language.

One parent or caretaker must stay with the child at all times. If your child misses a class there will be no make-up date. The schedule does not allow for make-ups. If the museum cancels a class, a new date will be scheduled.

What is the right age to start learning about math and science? You may be surprised to learn that your preschooler is ready to be introduced to more than rote counting and discussing the weather. Recent research by the National Research Council (NRC) and National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) shows that there is a huge opportunity being missed when it comes to teaching math and science to 3 and 4 year olds. Reports from both organizations indicate that the expectations regarding the concepts preschoolers may be able to grasp are greatly underestimated.

Kids are so excited by math and science. Let’s take advantage of it!

About the Program Instructors: Marianna Randazzo and Elisabetta Grasso have exclusively developed the Let’s learn in Italian-Mommy and Me, Italian Bi-Lingual Stem Program for the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, a non-profit 501c-3 that offers a variety of educational programs to school children as well as adults. The  program will run for eight consecutive weeks (minus holidays) on Wednesdays from 10:00-11:00. The program will take place at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum (420 Tompkins Ave. Staten Island, New York) and is run and supervised by Marianna Randazzo, an experienced educator and staff developer for 35 years, and Elisabetta Grasso, a native Italian with degrees in interpreting and translating, Italian language teacher and an Italian Math Olympics winner, as well as an assistant.

Fill Out Form Below to Submit a Scholarship Application for the
Let’s Learn Italian Program