!Bienvenidos a Escuelita del Alma!
!Bienvenidos a Escuelita del Alma! This “Little School of the Soul” was originally founded by Dina Flores in 2000 to provide childcare for employees of Las Manitas, the legendary Congress Avenue cafe. Its families include a diverse and eclectic range of ethnic, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds.
The students, who range in age from infants to school age (after-school care and summer camp), are immersed in the Spanish language throughout the day. In this environment, when a child participates in an activity they learn the educational concept and the language at the same time.
Research shows that children are most receptive to learning language when they are young—ideally before age 10. Learning a second language improves communication skills in the primary language, and performance in all academic subjects as well as standardized testing.
Our daycare, after-care, and summer camp programs promote language development and social and emotional learning. We offer full time and part time care for preschool students that include organic and nutritious lunches and snacks that are prepared onsite.
Along with competitive tuition rates, we offer a flexible schedule for both full and part-time students. We have 2-day, 3-day, 4-day and 5-day programs from 7:00 am – 5:45 pm, Mon-Fri. The day is balanced between active group activities, quiet/nap time, singing and dancing traditional Latin American songs, and learning basic kindergarten readiness skills.
Escuelita Virtual Tour
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are not currently offering in-person tours. However, below is a virtual tour slideshow of the Escuelita del Alma rooms, staff, children and playgrounds.
Interested in learning more about our school?
Check out our programs page to learn more about our programs and cirricullum.
What Our Families are Saying
“I love it when my son and daughter bring home beautiful art projects that are connected to learning the Spanish language.”
-Tom Hudson, parent of 2 students
“Learning a second language is a valuable life skill every little Texan needs. As a parent, I feel confident in my child’s future, and I know their teachers are some of the best in all of Austin.”
-Cory Ryan, parent of 2 students
—Neda Miraki, Parent of 2 students