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Rayito de Sol Spanish Immersion Early Learning Center

1601 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401

(612) 332-2770


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

At Rayito de Sol, we provide tools for language acquisition at the earliest of stages in a child’s development when cognitive brain development is geared for acquiring new skills. Applying the immersion method will allow your child to acquire a new language rather than just “learning” it; thereby developing concrete comprehension, fluency and use of the Spanish language. We do not only focus in the language but about our culture, bringing the best of our values to your child.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts
Physical activity more

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  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
Other subjects taught Part of our curriculum is phisical education, we do zumbakids, yoga and latin dance every day!

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Describe how teachers work with children who are "behind," "excelThe pre-school program and its curriculum is designed to provide theme based hands on learning opportunities for enrollees which allow each child to make choices, experience accomplishment and personal growth, develop different levels of trust coupled with emotional growth. Spanish language skills with the use of phonetics, Latin Music and Dance, and cultural based activities using the aide of computers and other teaching aides enhance individual student learning. ling" or "different" from the majority of students.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

That infants, pre-school, and school aged youth are afforded the opportunity to experience cultural diversity through language skills, and to develop an appreciation for the cultural richness of a society other than their own. Rayito de Sol has achieved in its mission, the opportunity for parents and children alike to experience the benefit of interaction and dialogue with another cultures, and to understand diverse views and values as a means to achieve one’s full potential, attain academic excellence, improve self-esteem, and to develop skills necessary to achieve success later in life on a global basis

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year