Our classrooms

elefantitos CLASS

Children entering the Elefantitos classroom start at 6 months. 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 needs. To provide the ultimate comfort and care little ones are regularly fed and changed throughout the day. Every feeding and diaper change is recorded for parents to 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 child. You will hear teachers singing songs, reading books, and having conversations in Spanish. You will see sign language being incorporated into the monthly curriculum. 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 before their 1st day of school. Our Koalas Classroom is where our precious babies become young toddlers.  We understand that our Koalas are full of energy and curiosity. At one year, children are developing self-confidence, while their motor skills improve, a great change that occurs during this stage is their 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, while 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 individual needs. 

Our goal in the one-year-old classroom is to support each child as they become independent. Teachers create a natural environment where children can practice fine and gross motor skills, while continuing to master 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 before their first day of school. The Mariposa’s 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. 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!
 
Older 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 can 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 supporting their personal ideas and self-esteem to fully blossom!

Ositos CLASS

Children entering the Ositos classroom must be 3 years 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 collaborative play and fantasy play. Overall, they are getting to know what they can and cannot do.

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 children start to master the Spanish language, build positive relationships, and challenge themselves to become academically competent individuals.

PATITOs CLASS

Children entering the Patitos pre-kindergarten classroom must be 3 years old by September 1st. Children in this classroom 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 3–5-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 read books and relax!

The main goal in this classroom is to support each child's 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!

lechuzas CLASS

Children entering the Lechuzas pre-kindergarten classroom must be 4 years old by September 1st. In our Lechuzas pre-k classroom the curriculum is designed to further build on social-emotional and cognitive development, as well as fine tune kindergarten readiness skills. You will find academically focused centers which correspond with developmentally appropriate areas. 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.

sample toddler 
Classroom Schedule

7:00am-8:15am             Combine classrooms

                                         for early drop off

8:15am                            School day starts
8:45am-9:15am             Morning snack
9:15am-10:00am           Self-directed play
10:00am-10:30am         Outside Time

10:30am-11:00am         Group activity/Story Time

11:00am-11:30am         One-on-one w/ teacher
11:30pm-12:00pm         Lunch Time

12:00pm-2:30pm           Nap Time
2:30pm-3:00pm             PM snack

3:00pm-3:30pm             Outside Time

3:30pm-5:00pm             Self-directed play
5:00pm                            Books & Adios!

sample preschool Classroom Schedule

7:00am- 8:15                 Combine classrooms

                                         for early drop off

8:15am                            School day starts
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-4:00pm             Self-directed play
4:00pm-5:00pm             Outside Time

5:00pm                            Books & Adios!