Welcome To

La Escuelita

A Letter from our Directors

August 2022

Bienvenidos! We are so glad you are interested in learning more about La Escuelita.

As the first Spanish-English dual language preschool in Manhattan, we are proud to begin our 20th year as a school and our 6th year in our beautiful home at 225 West 99th Street. Since its inception, our NAEYC accredited preschool has served over a thousand families in NYC from over 65 zip codes. What guides us is our deep commitment to early acquired bilingualism in Spanish and English, play based education and respectful communication and relations with each other in our diverse community.

Our teachers use an emergent curriculum that implements developmentally appropriate practices. Teachers engage with the children in Spanish for at least 90% of the school day. We promote pre-literacy and literacy skills through natural and meaningful activities like social dramatic play, classroom meetings and discussions as well as through high-quality children's books in our library and classrooms. In math, we follow children's learning trajectories based on research on how they acquire mathematical thinking. Art is an opportunity for children to explore different media and promote individual styles and self-expression. Science is explored through children's natural questions and wonderings as well as through formal experiments.

Please continue to explore our remarkable school and community. From our committed teachers to our dedicated board of directors, all of us at La Escuelita welcome the opportunity to share our stories, knowledge and experience with you and your children. To learn more, click the button above to make an inquiry and reserve a space in one for our 2023-2024 Open Houses.

Atentamente,

Kelley Grant and Jacqueline Vasquez

Executive Director and Educational Director

La Escuelita