Russian-English bilingual program in San Jose, CA

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We believe all children should be cared for in a nurturing, safe, and caring environment, which caters for the individual needs of each child and family. We constantly access research into best quality educational and caring practices, and continuously train our staff to implement innovative as well as time proven ideas into the children’s programs. See Curriculum

About Okavango Academy

OKAVANGO is a daycare home offering preschool and after school program for children ages 18 month and up. This bilingual Russian/English program was opened in 2011. Our goal is to produce happy, intelligent, well-adjusted children and to offer the best possible care for children so that parents and their children will both enjoy the experience of early education. We speak both languages here Russian and English as well as our kids. Classes also are taught in both languages.

We offer a low student-to-teacher ratio for the most effective learning environment, ensuring that your child is given every opportunity to succeed. Students receive individual attention on a one-to-one basis and also benefit from group interactions in which they can build confidence in a larger social environment. Our student-teacher ratio is 1:6. For best results we divide children on two groups for classes. Each child has unique talents, learning style and personality.

We are committed to working within each child’s comfort zone to ensure optimal social, emotional and educational results. We never force children to participate in any activities during the day. In this age they still need hugging and kisses from their teachers but we try to enthrall children with activities. Joy on their faces during lessons is the best reward for us. Each class lasts 60-90 min and consists of short 5-10 minute blocks, it helps children to be focused on what they are doing.