We are a team of monolingual + multilingual parents, educators, and community members looking to make a difference with our future generation. Together we want to encourage children to grow within a multicultural world by allowing their imagination to flourish in a full immersion education program. Learning and integrating another language -- ideally before the age of 7yrs old -- is proven to build neurological pathways that promote problem solving, analytical skills, cultural curiosity, and economic growth and possibilities. The benefits of learning + living another language(s) are endless, but that is exactly what we want to share: endless opportunities for children, adults and the community.
Le Castor or The Beaver
The beavers are amazing animals, known to diversify their habitat by building their home into a rich ecosystem and subsequently carving out a new and thriving community within it. We want to create the same for your children, a wonderful environment that will positively impact their future.
Mme Dominique Santos Dominique is a mother of two multilingual children. In her home, her family speaks French, Portuguese, and Spanish. Dominique has a degree in pediatric neuropsychology, and spent the last six and a half years educating her children through homeschooling, including the CNED program. Her passion has always been the cognitive development of children: providing the tools that they need to grow, encouraging education via both nature and nurture, internal and external life experiences, and truly believes and knows that a nurturing multilingual education can only help produce amazing individuals that will create a more beautiful world.
Mme Sophie Granger Sophie is a native french speaker from Canada, a wonderful mother of two grown enfants, and a student in child development! She volunteered at Les Castors in early 2022 and will be with our team as of the fall. Sophie is bilingual in french and english, and is as curious as each child in our program! She shares the dream that Mme Dominique envisions for Les Castors, a pedagogie enrobed in play, interaction, music, cooking and more.