Ciao Amici 
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At Ciao Amici we want all children to learn and appreciate the beautiful Italian language.  

Welcome to Ciao Amici, an Italian language school on Staten Island, NY.

Ciao Amici offers a full immersion program for children ages 6 months to 8 years old.  Ciao Amici was founded by Daniela Scapellato and Alessandra Zavaglia, two Italian-American moms who share a passion for the Italian language and culture.  They want to preserve and promote this beautiful language and culture for the next generation of children.  Their love and enthusiasm for everything Italian is contagious.  At Ciao Amici all children are welcome to learn this beautiful language.  

The founders decided to become licensees of the Language Workshop for Children® Thibaut Technique ®, because they wanted to offer a high quality  internationally-recognized program to their community.   Francois Thibaut, the founder and director of the Language Workshop for Children® has been a pioneer in the field of early language learning and has successfully taught babies and children since 1973. The program combines a structured curriculum and a child’s innate love of play, music and movement.  Daniela and Alessandra want to ensure that the babies and children in their classes will enjoy learning Italian through this fun and stimulating method.