Category: After-School


Vendor: IES Foundation

Grades K-3

Cumberland’s After-School Programs provide enrichment classes that allow children to pursue interests or explore new activities while having fun. You can viewschedules and class descriptions on HOMEROOM. Homeroom is a system that will allow you to sign up, pay and track enrichment classes all in one place. In advance of enrollment, feel free to view the schedule using the same link.


Spring Session classes run from March 18th through May 24th.


Registration opens:February 26 at 7pm until March 8 at 7pm


There will be no After-School Program classes on: March 12, April 9, April 11 (Chess only), April 15, April 16, April 17, April 18, April 19 and May 14


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The Cumberland PTA is partnering with IES Foundation to run the after school Spanish program.

The IES method introduces children to new foreign languages at a young age utilizing the same natural process in which the mother tongue was learned. This methodology is a process of gradual immersion removing dependence on the mother tongue very naturally.

IES six step process accomplishes the repetition necessary for learning a new language. Through engaging activities, the language is kept alive and active. Additional games, songs, poems, and riddles are utilized for the children’s enjoyment and reinforcement. Children will receive a new book and CD for home reinforcement as they learn new vocabulary weekly. The material is not repeated, returning students will build on their vocabulary learned and progress to answering questions in sentences.

IES teaches language as a whole. The language is never broken apart into nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, etc. IES follows the natural language acquisition process of hear, listen, comprehend, imitate, speak, read, write, and then, study the grammar. In maintaining this wholeness, the language is never separated from its culture. With the IES method, children first communicate in single words, progressing to very simple sentences, and finally complex sentences. The children are capable of learning songs and poems with motion before actually speaking in sentences. At some point, a transformation occurs, and progress from this point happens quickly when learning with IES!