Runningbrook International Preschool
Every person at Runningbrook International Preschools is committed to supporting your family to raise healthy, happy, and secure children that will be successful in school and in life. A child’s early years are critical to their future growth and development. Everyone at Runningbrook International Preschools will strive to maintain your trust every day.
The recruitment and training of our people, the design and maintenance of our schools, and the operation of our curriculum and instruction, are all carefully designed to provide the optimum group experience for your child.
We know how important it is to find childcare you really trust, and a preschool that exceeds your expectations. That’s why we’re here. Each Runningbrook creates an environment where children are safe, nurtured, loved and encouraged to learn. And at Runningbrook Centers, parents are learning why we have become the leading private provider of early childhood education and care in Santiago.
Our preschool started in 1993 as a response to the needs of bilingual schools which were not met by most nursery or preschools in Santiago. We established a program where our children are fostered into a system in which English is its language and where he can develop all his capacities and potentials. Outstanding later in school for their personality and English language abilities. More than 1200 families from more than 35 countries have passed through our schools giving our classrooms a great respect for diversity.
In our preschool
Each program is as unique as your child.
Each day is filled with songs, games and other fun-filled activities. Our caring teachers present your child with new experiences in our discovery zones. Children learn about science, music and art through hands-on projects and themed activities. Our experienced teachers are there to help your child develop by sharing their enthusiasm and wisdom every day.
Teaching the english language.
Experts agree that the most important time in developing speech and language is during the first three years, in which the brain is in a phase where it is developing and maturing. These abilities seem to develop better in an environment filled with sounds, visual elements, and permanent exposure to the speech and language of other people. Why can young children learn language easier than teens or adults? In part this is because of the differences between our brains. The young child’s brain is at the “right time” to learn the language. Babies are born with thousands of millions of brain cells of which millions are in charge of controlling language. During the first years of life the brain cells connect with other cells to make complex vias. The brain can make new connections thanks to a stimulating rich environment. Just like our muscles get weak with the lack of use, the brains quality develops less with the lack of activity. The neurons can lose the connecting power if they are not used at the appropriate time. This is why at Runningbrook we incorporate the English language naturally in the environment so that the children acquire these connections in an early and adequate manner. This guarantees language development with better comprehension, larger vocabulary, problem solving and phonetic flexibility. (For more information about this and other developmental topics visit: www.pediatraldia.cl, www.fcs.uga.edu/outreach).
You will always be a part of your child's day
Your child changes every day. That is why Runningbrook Learning Centers teachers and staff provide regular updates on your child’s development. Weekly and monthly, we will let you know about the fun learning experiences your child is enjoying. This includes your child’s activities, developmental changes and, of course, milestones. At your convenience, we will be happy to meet with you to discuss your child’s progress. We also have comprehensive methods – both formal and informal – to ensure we communicate thoroughly with you about your child’s discoveries. At Runningbrook International Preschool, you will find that our teachers are eager to understand your needs and actively listen to your suggestions. We honor your role as a parent and as the first and most important teacher in your child’s life. We work together with you to support your child’s healthy growth and development by sharing the learning and excitement your child experiences each day.
Open Door Policy
We welcome you to come visit us whenever you wish, with or without letting us know before hand. Please feel free to drop by and talk to us or just get a peek view of your child.
Jacqueline Berstein Katz
San Carlos Center
Las Hualtatas 8500,
Fono: +56 2 220 18 93
El Rodeo Center