Playing is learning.
At Mi Casita Azul, we believe that immersion in a project-based learning environment is the best way to teach young children new languages. By engaging in projects, children have the opportunity to experiment with Spanish and explore another culture. Best of all, language acquisition unfolds naturally.
We motivate children through activities designed to develop their social, cognitive, and linguistic proficiencies. Our facility in Noe Valley is in a modern home with a charming backyard; vegetable garden; and lemon, apple, and cherimoya trees.
Located in the heart of Noe Valley, we offer full and part time classes throughout the school year. Join the Mi Casita Azul community in four easy steps:
1. Explore our website
We’ve provided information about our philosophies and offerings to help you decide if our program may be right for your family.
2. Tour our school
Come see what makes Mi Casita Azul unique. Please schedule a tour by filling out the “Schedule Tour” form.
3. Submit an Enrollment Application
If you would like to enroll, please submit an application at www.wonderschool.com/micasitaazul/apply – Please note that we require tours for all prospective families. Please do not submit an application if you have not toured.
After reviewing your application, we’ll send an enrollment invitation. Upon accepting your invitation, you’ll pay your deposit (usually equal to one month’s tuition), fill out enrollment documents and review our Parent Handbook.
Built in 2015, the school facility is in a dedicated unit in a single family home at 442 29th Street San Francisco, CA 94131. The two large classrooms, napping room, and office have hardwood floors and hold learning centers including a library, play center, and art center.The outdoor patio is outfitted with a painting easel, play table, basketball hoop, tricycles, and an interactive mural that is currently under development. The large backyard has lemon, apple, and cherimoya trees, and the vegetable garden is one of our ongoing project-based activities. Every Wednesday, we take field trips to the Upper Day St. Park playground structure two blocks away.
We are a play-based preschool Spanish-immersion preschool. Our students range from 1.5 months to 6 years old (potty training is not required). We maintain a 3:1 student to teacher ratio. We provide a healthy, organic lunch and two snacks.
We ask parents to maintain disciplinary methods consistent with our own. We also welcome parents, grandparents, and other relatives to visit and present prepared activities to our students. Generally, parents are not expected to stay beyond drop off or pick up unless previously arranged.
Our Approach to Discipline
We believe in using positivity and praise to foster healthy behaviors and a healthy learning environment. Our goals include teaching children self-control and respect for themselves and others. Our constructive techniques include redirection, anticipation, modeling, natural consequences, elimination of potential problems, and teaching children to resolve conflicts on their own in an appropriate manner.
Cynthia I. Olmedo
Cynthia received her Bachelor in Architecture from the University of Houston, with a California Teaching Credential. She has experience as a Child Development Site Supervisor and is a Spanish native speaker.
Experience 2005 - 2013, S.F.U.S.D. Teacher 2003-2006, Rocky Mountain Co-Op Nursery School Parent / Teacher
Jean André Bocangel
Jean André is a Spanish native speaker with a passion for teaching and experience as a teacher assistant at the San Francisco Friends School and soccer coach at Creative Arts Charter School in San Francisco.
Experience 1/2008-5/2008 Creative Arts Charter School 1/2015-3/2015 Creative Arts Charter School 4/2015-6/2017 San Francisco Friends School
We are a proud member of the Wonderschool network.
Wonderschool is a group of early childhood programs that combine the quality standards of the best child care centers with the warmth of an in-home program in your neighborhood.