"We believe that there is a need for a school for young children that is truly bilingual and multicultural in scope. Children between the ages of three and six years are in a unique period of development, especially the development of language. In order to foster this, we surround our students with educational stimulation in two languages: English and Spanish, taught by teachers who are native speakers as well as certified educators.
At Bonita Learning Academy, we recognize that children are, from birth, creatures of multiple intelligences: observing, listening, absorbing and classifying information in many diverse ways. At the same time, they are absorbing the values and culture of family and community. By the time a child is approaching the third year of life, the experiences offered by preschool can serve as enrichment and a safe introduction to a larger loving and caring community.
It is the philosophy of Bonita Learning Academy to appreciate and nurture each child, recognizing the unique ability and potential of each. We do so with the realization that the integration of mind, heart and understanding is the cornerstone upon which is built an individual who is a happy, productive contributor to our global society. Each student in our program is encouraged to develop a strong sense of his or her own abilities and responsibilities as thinking individuals, and as members of a group. Furthermore, we address the needs of the whole child by providing not only a strong base of academic preparation, but the enhancement of body and spirit as well, through our fine arts and P.E. curriculum, taught by resource teachers who are specialists in their fields.
It is our hope and belief that graduates of Bonita Learning Academy will take their places in future classrooms with joy, confidence, and a true appreciation of and respect for themselves, for others, and for the process of learning.
Excerpted from the preschool's website