Hola Amigos Newsletter
Hola Amigos Preschool
Welcome! The staff of Hola Amigos Preschool welcomes you to the program. We hope to create a joyful and safe learning experience for all of our children and their families. This program is offered through Hola Amigos Learning Center, LLC, owned and operated by local educators Sarah Matthews and Amparo Phaneuf and is offered in coordination with Rockford Public Schools.
Hola Amigos is a traditional 33 week preschool taught in the Spanish language, preparing the child for school through physical, social and cognitive activities. Children will do all the things that are typical to a preschool setting. There will be play time, story time, time for art, and dance and music. The added feature is that the child will also learn the Spanish language and culture. Slowly throughout the year the child will learn the Spanish words for the activities in which they participate. They will learn to understand and speak Spanish. There are classes for children three and four years old. Children must be completely toilet trained. All of our staff are trained in CPR and first aid.
The goal of the Hola Amigos Learning Center Preschool Program is to give young children opportunities for learning the Spanish language naturally through play, exploration, and social interaction while preparing the students for kindergarten. We believe this is best accomplished when the child is immersed or surrounded by the Spanish language during a typical preschool class session. Our program is designed for children who do not yet understand or speak the Spanish language, as well as for those children who already use Spanish at home or in other settings. We strive to promote healthy child development through social, physical, emotional and cognitive growth experiences in a happy, secure and stimulating environment. We also hope to provide opportunities for children and parents to connect with other families who also have the desire to learn a second language, creating a close-knit network of support among those who are involved with our program. We encourage the development of relationships among our parents and students, believing that this is an integral part of the program. The enthusiastic involvement of our staff and parents in the creation of interpersonal bonds is a component that stems from the Hispanic culture and makes this program unique.
The mission of the Spanish Immersion Preschool Program at Hola Amigos Learning Center, LLC is to provide children with the joyful experience of learning another language and culture. Our goal is to promote a love of language and diverse cultures. Our vision is to provide a successful language immersion preschool system centered on the well-being of our children and their families. We strive to empower our students to become successful, enthusiastic, and socially competent learners through innovative, effective, enjoyable and playful learning experiences in a welcome and nurturing environment. We believe this is best achieved through the creation of bonds among children, their families, the school, and the community. We are a child-centered, play-focused program. At Hola Amigos, we endeavor to provide a warm environment that encourages the development of socialization skills, independence, and a positive self-image.
TAX ID# 38-600-1986
Preschool Office Contact Phone # 616.863.6560
Enrollment for the Child Development Lab, Community Education, Hola Amigos and Montessori programs is now available online at our registration site, http://www.rpssignmeup.com. A deposit is required when registering.
To enroll in the Preschool Enrichment program, please contact the Preschool and Child Care Services office at 616.863.6560.
To enroll in the Great Start Readiness Program, contact the Kent Intermediate School District at 447.2409.
Tuition information can be found here.
For further information, please visit our additional website at www.holaamigosschool.com