Resources

Enrichment Programs

Amigos de Palo Alto

Offers Spanish Immersion preschool, after-school and summer camp programs.  http://www.amigosdepaloalto.com/page/page/4368802.htm

Amigos de las Americas

Amigos is an international, non-profit organization for high school and college students ages 16 and up.  They provide opportunities for kids to develop leadership skills and engage in community service throughout Latin America.  Find more information at http://www.amigoslink.org/about/

Dream Volunteers

Spend time with your family while volunteering in Costa Rica or Guatemala.  Volunteers of all ages help improve school sites and teach environmental awareness and engage in cultural activities such as tamale making, coffee production and soccer games.  Transform the lives of children, immerse yourself in culture and build friendships that will last a lifetime.  For information, call (650) 261-3120 or visit:  http://www.dreamvolunteers.org/

Imagina

Imagina offers Spanish Immersion day care for children 2-5 years old and summer camp in Palo Alto to pre-kindergarten children.  Visit http://imaginadaycare.net/imaginadaycare.net/Home.html for more information or call Esther at (650) 739-5962.

International School of the Peninsula

During the 2012-2013 regular school year, ISTP offers a Spanish after-school language program for students K-8, beginner to advanced levels, at their Cohn Campus in Palo Alto.   They also offer Spanish summer camps.  Visit http://istp.org/Page/Enrich or call (650) 251-8519 for more information.

Janel Moses Language Classes

Jane Moses offers a variety of Mommy-and-Me and children’s classes in Spanish.http://www.spanishclassroom.net/

Jardin de Mariposas

Jardin de Mariposas offers a Spanish immersion preschool in Palo Alto that focuses on nature.  Children must be between 2.9 and 5 years old and potty-trained.  They also offer an after-school program for children 4.5 – 7 years old with transportation provided from Escondido Elementary.  Visit http://jardindemariposas.com/ for more information.

Let’s Play in Spanish

Let’s Play in Spanish or “Juguemos en espanol” offers a variety of Spanish immersion programs in Mountain View (near the Palo Alto border) and Campbell, including Mommy & Me, Preschool classes, Summer Camp and after-school classes.  Instructional methodology is derived from theme-based songs, comedy, and a profound understanding that children acquire the second language and love the learning experience when it’s entertaining, interactive, and musical.  For more information, visit http://www.letsplayinspanish.com/home.html

Living Spanish Summer Camps

Run by two Escondido parents, Living Spanish offers Spanish immersion camps throughout the summer in Palo Alto and a special, two-week summer camp in Andalucia, Spain.  Please visit their web site http://www.livingspanish.org/ for all the details or contact info@livingspanish.org for more information.

Way to Go Foundation

Full-day Spanish immersion camp in Los Altos for children entering grades K-7.  Camp activities include cooking, fitness, nutrition, science, reading, and more.  Additionally, kids enjoy organized field trips, swimming, and visits to the Mountain View and Los Altos public libraries.  For more information, visit http://www.waytogoprograms.com/spanishimmersion.html contact Lucretia Leiva at (408) 829-2460 or by email at lucretialeiva@sbcglobal.net