Spanish Immersion Child Care

We are a Licenced Childcare with a curriculum that is designed to expand our students' minds by integrating language immersion into fun and engaging age-specific activities in a safe and nurturing environment where we celebrate cultural diversity. We are located in Montlake-Capitol Hill area: 1937 Boyer Ave E 98112
Bilingual Program

Bilingual Preschool

We offer a unique curriculum with low teacher to child ratio. Our environment is designed to promote exploration, adventure and imaginative play. We believe that children are active participants in their own learning. That’s why we encourage them to ask questions and explore the world around them. Our program focuses not only in the Spanish language inmersion but also in cultural inmersion. We believe by identifying and integrating the cultural knowledge, prior experiences, and the varied learning and participation styles of students, we can make learning more effective.

Our Features

At La Colmenita Preschool, we see our aim in providing care and an early learning environment which is tailored to each individual child’s needs, in safe, secure, happy and relaxed surroundings. We are committed to your children’s success!
Native Speaker
Certified Teacher
One to Five
Teacher-Student Ratio
Spanish Immersion
Featured Program

A Perfect Learning Center for Your Kids.

Call Us for a Tour Today

(206) 377-9033

Our Teacher

Maestra Mayte was born and raised in Havana, Cuba. She is a certified teacher with 17 years of experience and 7 years of experience teaching for Seattle Public Schools in Inmersion Schools. Maestra Mayte has a BS in Industrial Engineering and a Master Degree in Global Economy and Labor Politics. Because of her Engineering background Mayte loves working with kids teaching Math and Science.

Mayte loves to be around kids, she thinks that kids are the best teachers. She understands the children's universe and she focuses in establishing an emotional connection with her students to help them learn in a more effective way.

Our Program

  • Our preschool program works 5 days a week from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. In our classroom we have a mixed class of children from 2 1/2 to 6 years of age. This program gives our students the opportunity to be exposed to Spanish for 6 hours each day, 5 days per week while learning Math, Science, Social Studies, Dance, Music and Visual Arts.

  • The overall learning goal in our program it is to build a strong foundation of basic skills in our students so that they experience success when moving onto more challenging Kindergarten Programs.

  • One other key element of our program is giving children ample time to engage in child-directed play. Play is one of the first steps in the learning process and we view play as a gift that all children innately possess.

  • We take advantage of our School location in the heart of Interlaken Park and walking distance from Arboretum and Volunteer Park, which is why we take the kids every day to explore and play outside RAIN OR SHINE.

  • Starting in 2019 we will be offering a FULL DAY PROGRAM 8:30am-5:00pm.

Pre-K Daily Schedule
Typical Daily Schedule

8:30 am: Students arrival.
8:45 am to 9:20 am: Breakfast.
9:30 am to 9:40 am: Clean up and Transcition to the Classes.
9:40 am to 10:00 am: Free Play.
10:00 am to 10:20 am: Routine.
10:20 am to 10:40 am: Second Free Play & Independent Reading.
10:40 am to 11:00 am: Story Time.
11:00 am to 11:20 am: Learning and Project Time.
11:25 am to 12:00 am: Play Outside
12:00 am to 12:10 pm: Clean up, Washing Hands and transition to Lunch.
12:10 pm to 12:40 pm: Lunch (Listening stories and songs).
12:40 pm to 1:00pm: Brushing Teeth and getting ready for Nap/Quiet Time.
1:00 pm to 2:45 pm: Nap / Quiet Time.
2:45 pm to 3:00 pm: Go Potty and Clean Up Beds.
3:00 pm to 3:30: Snack Time.
3:30 pm to 4:15 pm: Afternoon Free Play Outdoor.
4:15 pm to 4:30 pm:Clean Up and Washing Hands .
4:30 pm to 5:00 pm:Quiet Play and Ready to Go Home.

Pre-K Tuition

Half Day Program (ages 2 and a half to 6 years old)
5 days: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 1:00 pm

Full Day Program (ages 2 and a half to 6 years old)
5 days: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00 pm

Our Tuition covers daily snacks and Field Trips.
ANNUAL FEES (non-refundable)
$125.00 art and equipment fee for school year supplies

Pre-School Calendar
School Calendar

Print or Download Calendar 2022-2023

Pre-School Calendar

Our Classes

Mathematics Class

At our school we follow the Math in Focus Curriculum, which is in alignment with Seattle Public Schools Math's Common Cores. This Curriculum is currently in use in all Immersion Schools in the Seattle Area.

Our Math Units cover the following Learning Pathways.

- Counting and Cardinality
- Operations and Algebraic Thinking
- Measurement and data
- Geometry

Science Class

Our Science Curriculum it has been designed to encourage students to explore, observe, make predictions, experiment, and arrive to conclusions. Our lessons are also rich in Spanish Vocabulary.

Some Units of Study are:

- Human Body
- Weather
- Balls and Ramps
- Dinosaurs
- The cycle of life of the butterfly.
- Hive bee's secrets
- Plants and Rocks
- Puddles

Music and Dance Class
Dance and Music

We recognize the therapeutic effects of dance and music in children. In our dance and Music lessons we will be exploring different rhythms and musical Instruments from around the world.

Some rhythms are:

- Afro-Cuban dance and music
- Salsa
- Guaracha
- Conga
- Cumbia
- Zamba
- Flamenco
- Gua-Guan-Co
- Creative Movement

We will also have special guests (Dancers and Musicians) that will be visiting our class during the whole school year.

Visual Art Class
Social Studies and Visual Arts

At our School the subjects of Social Studies and Visual Arts have been designed to promote Cultural Proficiency in our Students. By learning about a country each month we intend to develop awareness and knowledge regarding, traditions, cultural values, assumptions, group norms, practices, communication styles, biases, etc. We want to teach children respect for cultural similarities and differences and willingness to accept that there are many ways of viewing the world.