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If you’re looking for the best language immersion programs in the country, then you’ve come to the right place! We interview dozens of programs a quarter to find the most effective and engaging immersion options for your budding linguist. For exclusive access to our School Spotlights, before anyone else sees them (and grabs your child’s spot), register for our weekly newsletter!

Little Owlets Daycare

Little Owlets’ teachers are passionate about teaching and foreign languages. With over 30 years of combined educational experience in both play-based and Montessori-inspired programs, you can rest assured that your child will be taught and nurtured by experienced early childhood professionals. At Little Owlets, children enjoy periods of intensely focused individual work, small group cooperation, and fun large group activities. Unlike some bilingual programs, we use both Russian and English educational materials to fully immerse students in both languages every day. Click the image for a full downloadable report.

Highland Chinese Immersion Daycare

Highland Chinese Immersion Daycare was started almost 20 years ago by a local Germantown, Maryland mom. Wishing to be her child’s first teacher and understanding the importance of a solid educational foundation, Tandy Zhang, opened the doors of her family daycare. As a native Chinese speaker and having taught kindergarten in Shanghai, China, starting her own immersion program seemed like a natural fit. Highland Daycare boasts a small student-to-teacher ratio and all staff are fluent in both Chinese and English, making it one of the best and most affordable Chinese immersion programs in the DC region. Click the image for a full downloadable report.

MotZArt Languages

After teaching her own children to speak multiple languages, Magda Le Donne set her sights on revamping how the French and soon German languages were taught to young children. And, with over seven years of experience running in French immersion in a childcare and a background in early childhood education and History of Art, Magda created MotZArt Languages, to give parents more convenient and affordable language learning options. Her effective and interactive approach has helped dozens of students master French, gaining near fluency, all while learning about a new culture. Click the image for a full downloadable report.


A passion for culture and travel mixed with a desire to raise globally-minded children was the magic recipe behind the start of Sponge. Founded in the fall of 2005, Sponge was the first language program of its kind on the West coast. Now, Sponge offers classes for children of all ages in Spanish, Mandarin, French, Japanese, German, and Hindi. Though the program has quickly expanded, Sponge’s original mission remains the same: to bring an immersive and fun learning experience to kids, delivered by passionate and well-trained native language teachers. Click the image for a full downloadable report.


Over the past decade, CommuniKids has become one of the premier immersion schools and programs for parents looking to teach their children Spanish, French, Chinese or Arabic. The school’s founders are committed to providing young children with a safe and welcoming play-based environment to learn. A day at CommuniKids is full of fun, engaging student-led and teacher-directed activities, all designed to encourage target language fluency. Click the image for a full downloadable report.

Metzger Academy

Originally founded overseas as a language academy, Metzger Academy then offered English language programs for children and adults. Since its start, over three decades ago, Metzger Academy has since taken root in the United States as a preschool and daycare program designed to provide exceptional academic support for Washingtonian families looking to expose their young children to multiple languages. Click the image for a full downloadable report.

Dragonfly Designs

On a never-ending quest to support her trilingual children’s language learning, a determined mom, Stacee Gillelen started Dragonfly Designs in 2005. Incorporating Spanish and Chinese into art classes and camps seemed to be a natural fit to help other parents reinforce language appreciation and fluency for their children. Dragonfly Designs’ unique language immersion art classes are revolutionizing language learning for many families in the San Francisco Bay area. Click the image for a full downloadable report.

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If you have a language immersion daycare, school, or language program, let us know – we’d love to hear more about your unique offering and highlight it on this page!

It can be tough for parents to find quality language learning options for their growing linguists. So, if you have a stellar program, don’t be shy – speak up and tell us all about it! Send an email to llacey@our21stcenturykids.com to schedule a brief interview.