Our classrooms

elefantitos CLASS

Children entering the Elefantitos classroom are 6 months old. Our infant classroom is where we care for our precious babies. 

In the Elefantitos classroom we foster an environment of comfort and security. Our goal is to support the whole child and work with their individual schedule. To provide the ultimate comfort and care little ones are regularly fed and changed throughout the day. Every feeding and diaper change is recorded so parents can understand the events of the day and ask questions.


The space and materials are organized to stimulate exploration, experimentation and conceptual learning. More than just care, our infant program combines compassion with rousing activities.

Our goal is to create an atmosphere of love, curiosity, and growth, while maintaining a predictable routine for each individual child.

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You will hear teachers singing songs in Spanish, reading books and having conversational Spanish with their co-teachers. You will also see sign language being incorporated throughout the day. Sign language supports pre-verbal children in becoming effective communicators. We are excited to be able to love and nurture your little one and look forward to being a part of their growth and development!

koalas CLASS

Children entering the Koalas classroom are 12 months old before their 1st day of school. Our Koalas Classroom is where our precious babies become young toddlers.  We understand that our young Koalas are full of energy and curiosity. One year olds are developing self-confidence, while their motor skills improve. A great change that occurs during this stage is the child's ability to begin to express themselves through games, simple words, baby-sign language and reactions. They are developing their own identity, a sense of self, establishing likes and dislikes, as well as, learning to build relationships with their teachers and peers.

The Koalas teachers strive to create a predictable routine for the children. The curriculum guides the development of a daily schedule that is flexible and responsive to individual needs of each child. The schedule provides time and support for transitions, includes both indoor and outdoor experiences and is receptive to a child's need to rest or be active. 

Our goal in the one year old classroom is to support the children as they learn to become independent. The teachers design a learning environment that protects children's health and safety, enabling children to practice motor skills and encourage emerging ones. The space and materials are organized to stimulate exploration, experimentation and conceptual learning. We spend a lot of time nurturing each child verbally and non-verbally with consistent praise and lots of hugs.  We are excited to be able to love and nurture your little one and look forward to being a part of their growth and development!

MARIPOSAS CLASS 

Children entering the Mariposas classroom must be 23 months old before their first day of school. Mariposas classroom is for our young Spanish learners. At this stage of development children are learning skills such as; taking turns, engaging in make believe play, using simple words to communicate their likes and dislikes, and showing more interest in group games and activities. You will see throughout the months that children at this age start forming special bonds with their teachers and peers. A great change that occurs during this stage is the child's ability to begin to express themselves through simple words, 2-5 word sentences and the natural progression of their social-emotional development. This age is an exciting time for parents and for teachers!
 
Young Toddlers are experiencing huge cognitive, social-emotional, and communication strides; which ultimately assist them in exploring and mastering their new classroom and schedule. During this stage, toddlers are able to sort objects by shapes, colors, and sizes, they are developing fine and gross motor skills, as well as, imitating the behaviors of their peers.

Our goal in the Mariposas classroom is to provide opportunities for each child to develop through their own personal learning style. Our teachers provide age appropriate experiences that are designed to aid social-emotional, cognitive, and language development. Throughout the day children are free to explore and discover their environment, through play based activities and one-on-one interactions. We are here to foster each child's natural curiosity, while also encouraging their personal ideas and self-esteem to fully blossom!

Ositos CLASS

Children entering the Ositos classroom must be 3 years old by December 31st. Children entering this classroom must be almost fully independent in using the toilet. Our young 3-year-old classroom builds on the foundation set in the Mariposas classroom, and integrates the learning centers, and learning areas that are age-appropriate for young preschool students. Our teachers focus on expanding communication skills, social-emotional skills, and continue building cooperative peer-to-peer relationships. As children continue to learn more about themselves and others, you will see your child start to form healthy and enduring bonds with their peers. Younger preschoolers are becoming autonomous, they are engaging in more collaborative play and fantasy play. Over all they are getting to know what they can and cannot do, and we are here to support their complete positive development!

Our goal in the Ositos classroom is to establish a balance between routine experiences and opportunities for exploration and play based learning. You will find children engaged in teacher-lead activities, circle time, group games and self-directed play. Teachers provide children with techniques on how to navigate challenges and build a repertoire of problem-solving skills.
 
We model positive communication skills, teach age-appropriate negotiation skills and show children how to be self-aware of our personal space and environment. In this class you will see your child starting to master the Spanish language, build strong relationships, and challenge themselves to become academically competent individuals.

Ositos Classroom Schedule

7:00am-7:45am             Drop off
7:45am-8:45am             Self-directed play
8:45am-9:15am             Morning snack
9:15am-10:00am           Self-directed play
10:00am-10:20am         Circle time

10:20am-10:40am         Group activity

10:45am-11:45am         Outside Time

11:45am-11:55am         Story time
12:00pm-12:30pm         Lunch
12:30pm-12:45pm         Books and journals
12:45pm-2:45pm           Nap time
3:00pm-3:30pm             PM snack

3:30pm-4:30pm             Self-directed play
4:30pm-5:30pm             Outside Time

5:30pm-5:45pm             Books & Adios!

Patitos CLASS

Children entering the Patitos pre-kindergarten classroom must be 3 years old by September 1st. Children in this classrooms must be fully independent in using the toilet before they enter. Our pre-kindergarten classroom is designed to provide an enriching academic curriculum for children ages 3-4 year olds. The curriculum is designed to foster prosocial skills, social-emotional development, and provide each child with an early head start to kindergarten! Teachers in the Patitos classroom make regular adjustments to the materials and activities, and to the structure of the classroom to further enhance each child's interest and individual learning styles. Children have daily opportunities to engage in self-directed play, the writing center, art center, dramatic play area, math manipulatives, teacher-lead circle time, teacher-lead group activity, as well as have time to relax and read books!

The main goal in this classroom is to support each child's positive growth and development. We are here to provide an enriching academic curriculum that allows all the children to feel capable to move on to the next level in learning. Our teachers observe and work with each student on a one-on-one basis to fully support each child's individual academic and social needs. Basic literacy skills, pre-writing skills, and pre-math skills are all taught at an individualized level, so that children have the upper hand when transitioning into kindergarten. In this class you will see your child eager to spell their name and enthusiastic about the concept of learning Spanish!

patitos Classroom Schedule

7:00am-7:45am             Drop off
7:45am-8:45am             Self-directed play
8:45am-9:15am             Morning snack
9:15am-10:00am           Learning stations
10:00am-10:20am         Morning circle
10:20am-10:40am         Group activity

10:40am-10:45am         Bathroom Break
10:45am-11:45am         Johnson Creek Park

11:45am-11:55am         Story Time
12:00pm-12:30pm        Lunch

12:30pm-12:45pm        Books and journals
12:45pm-2:45pm          Nap time
3:00pm-3:30pm            PM snack

3:30pm-4:30pm            Self-directed play
4:30pm-5:30pm            Outside Time

5:30pm-5:45pm            Books & Adios!

lechuzas CLASS

Children entering the Lechuzas older pre-kindergarten classroom must be 4 years old by September 1st. In our Lechuzas older pre-kindergarten classroom the curriculum is designed to further build on social-emotional and cognitive development, as well as fine tune kindergarten readiness academic skills. You will find a variety of learning centers in the classroom that correspond with the developmental areas of an older preschool group. These defined areas allow children to explore educational materials with the guidance of the teacher, individually or with peers. The language arts area and math area are made to mature your child’s ability to further maximize their learning development, promote independence and provide the skills to successfully master pre-reading, pre-writing, and pre-math skills. The lead teacher makes monthly observations and alters each learning center based on the curriculum, and the individual needs of the children.

Our main goal in the Lechuzas classroom is for your children to have fun, learn and to become competent individuals when they graduate from Uno Dos Tres Academy! The teachers are able to balance a variety of activities into their curriculum, while incorporating the monthly theme and fine-tuning developmental areas. Children have daily opportunities to engage in self-directed play, explore the writing center, use an array of mixed-media from the art center, engage in make-believe play in the dramatic play area, examine the math manipulatives, have a scheduled teacher-lead circle time, and teacher-lead group activity.

lechuzas Classroom Schedule

7:00am-7:45am             Drop off
7:45am-8:45am             Self-directed play
8:45am-9:15am             Morning snack
9:15am-10:00am           Learning stations
10:00am-10:20am         Morning circle
10:20am-10:40am         Group activity

10:40am-10:45am         Bathroom Break
10:45am-11:45am         Johnson Creek Park

11:45am-11:55am         Story Time
12:00pm-12:30pm         Lunch

12:30pm-12:45pm         Books and journals
12:45pm-2:45pm           Nap time
3:00pm-3:30pm             PM snack

3:30pm-4:30pm             Self-directed play
4:30pm-5:30pm             Outside Time

5:30pm-5:45pm             Books & Adios!

ADDRESS

SELLWOOD
8636 SE 17th Ave
Portland OR 97202

info@unodostresacademy.com

Tel: 503.231.0123

ST. JOHNS

5507 N Lombard St

Portland OR 97203
info@unodostresacademy.com

Tel: 971.865.5964

HOURS

Monday - Friday

8:30am–5:00pm

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