This program is an unbelievable effort from the Jewish Agency for Israel. The program was developed in Jerusalem and intended to provide pre-schools with a complete program of Ivrit B’Ivrit in their curriculum complete with storybooks, floor mats, puppets, activities, teacher’s guides and yes even training.
Visit their web site to learn more about the program. Chalav U’Dvash on the web
What I love about this idea, though I don’t have any personal experience with it yet, is that it is a good happy medium between a full immersion program – 9-1 – 5 days per week and nothing. The program recommends 3 times per week, 45 minutes each time. While I’m a huge believer in 5 days for this age group, I think most schools could take on this program and benefit. I’m hoping that one of our local San Diego schools will pick it up and run with it. This is exactly what parents like us want for our kids at the right age.