Welcome to Let’s Play in Italian! Italian for

children and adults where we live,

laugh and love all things Italian. Whether you

are Native Italian, an Italian American or a non-

Italian with an interest in the Italian language

and culture, we have a program for you.

Let’s Play in Italian was founded in November

2005 by first generation Italian American

Catiana Celentano. Celentano’s first language

was Italian, “speaking anything other than Italian

was not an option in my house growing up”. Celentano, a stay at home mother at the time, struggling to find a children’s Italian program to help her teach her own two children Italian. Discovering that there was not many options she created her own program that is now used throughout NJ.

Let’s Play in Italian is an educational program that teaches children and adults about the Italian language and culture through various techniques.

Learning a second language is crucial to a young child’s development, and has many benefits for an adult as well. Let’s Play in Italian offers Mommy and Me classes in multiple locations and full and half day pre-school  and kindergarten, up to 5 days a week. We also offer after school programs for children and teens, as well as private lessons for children and adults. We even do birthday parties.

Let’s Play in Italian has expanded from one location in Union County to multiple locations throughout Union, Essex, Hudson, Morris counties educating students from Scotch Plains, Hoboken, Nutley, East Rutherford, Florham Park, Short Hills, Cranford, Madison, Mountainside, Summit, and Edgewater areas. Let’s Play in Italian has been honored as one of the recipients of an educational grant by the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) as well as a 2 time grant recipient of the Italian American Committee on Education (IACE) for it’s educational Italian programs. Let’s Play in Italian works closely with the Italian Consulate of Manhattan New York to continue to grow and promote the Italian Language and has also been featured on NJN News, America Oggi and The Italian Tribune. For more information on any of our programs please contact us at info@letsplsayinitalian.com 


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