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5101 Southeast Aldercrest Road
Milwaukie, OR 97222

(503) 653-4081


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner has spent many years analyzing the human brain function and its impact on education, including language learning. He says that there are several types of intelligence and these "Multiple Intelligences" can be linked to teaching a second language. Based on Gardner's principles, Amiguitos! believes that
Children learn by doing
Language sounds should be reinforced with pictures and real objects
Learning should be fun
Learning is best when a child is relaxed and comfortable
Dancing and moving to rhythm when learning a second language is important
Children learn by touching, tasting and smelling
Some children learn by reflecting "
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"8:05am-8:30 am 8:30am-8:50 am 8:50am-9:50 am
¡Bienvenidos! (Welcome!) The children are greeted by the teachers and have a few minutes to play. ¡Buenos días! (Good morning!) Circle time.The children learn vocabulary through songs and fun activities. Vamos a jugar (Free play) Dressing up, "building towers", "taking care of babies", are all activities through which the children acquire Spanish.
9:50am-10 am 10am-10:20 am 10:20am-11:10 am
Vamos a leer un cuento (Story time) Age and theme appropriate books are read to the children everyday. Vamos a comer (Snack time). We provide a healthy snack of juice, fruit and crackers. Recreo (playtime)Playing outdoors is a daily activity that promotes gross-motor development and social skills like turn-taking.
11:10 am-11:55 am 11:55 am 12:00 pm
Manualidades (Art) Fine-motor development is fostered by providing an array of fun materials: play dough, paint, cutting and pasting, beads, etc. ¡Adiós! We end the day with a song. Parent sign out child Remember to pick up zapatos (shoes), chamarras (coats), and check folders for artwork!

Excerpted from the preschool's website