Early Learning

Spanish for Kids! Nuestros Amigos! 2020-2021

September 2020 - May 2021

Days: Days vary section type (see details)
Time: Time varies on section type (see details)
Age: Age 3 through 3rd grade
Cost: $50 deposit/ 9 monthly payments of $80 ($770 total) First payment due September 1, 2020

Introduce your child to Spanish through our comprehensive, year-long exploration of language and culture. Taught by Valerie Alves, an experienced preschool instructor and native Spanish speaker, this unique program uses a creative hands-on curriculum to build language skill. A wide variety of activities, including games, music, and group interactions, are used to build vocabulary that reinforces and encourages successful communication in Spanish. A number of research studies have shown that children who have learned a second language at a young age demonstrate cognitive advantages, such as increased problem-solving skills and creativity. Children also develop an interest in and curiosity about different cultures. This class enrolls a maximum of 10/12 students. Small class sizes allow for a better learning environment and individualized attention.

*This class is a great add-on to our 3 and 4-year old programs! Children who attend Spanish at 9:00 will be walked to their Preschool Classroom at 10:00.

Section A
Age: 3-4 (3 by September 1, 2020) Tuesdays & Thursdays: 9:00am to 10:00am A great addition to our 3-year old Early Learning Program.

Age: 4-5 (4 by September 1, 2020) Monday & Wednesdays: 9:00am to 10:00am A great addition to our 4-year old Early Learning Program.

Section C
Age: Kindergarten-3rd Grade (entering in fall 2020) Mondays & Wednesdays: 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Section D
Age: For Returning Students 2nd- 5th grade (grade entering in fall 2020) Ms. Valerie will confirm placement Tuesdays & Thursdays: 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Requirements: children must have one or more years of Spanish instruction, plus the ability to read, no exceptions, please!

If you have any questions about any of our Early Learning Programs, please contact Museum Director Kim Kidwell at (563)344-4166 or

Call Julie at (563) 344-4170 to register!

Deposit is due at time of Registration. Click here for registration form.