‘Little Spanish Garden’
New Location Opening Soon!
Advanced learning for your child’s successful future
QUALITYstarsNY is a system that the state of New York uses to rate quality and improvement in early childhood education. As a QUALITYstarsNY partner, we are held to the highest standards in how we educate young children and their families.
Help Me Grow NY
Help Me Grow NY is a program that assesses your child’s development of motor, cognitive, language, and social-emotional skills. When a developmental milestone has not been reached, early intervention can ensure your child can get up to speed.
Children who receive immersion have shown an increase in mental capabilities, resulting in higher test scores. Equipping your child with knowledge of different languages and cultures will set them on a better path for future academics and employment prospects.
Why Little Spanish Garden Child Care?
We understand the challenges of taking care of a family, so we offer a unique success plan for your child’s future. As a QUALITYstarsNY partner, we have been recognized for meeting high standards for education and early childhood development.
At Little Spanish Garden Child Care, we are located in a quiet family friendly neighborhood where you and your child can feel the comfort of home. Our preschool program will extend from September through May. It consists of 38 objectives divided into nine areas of development and learning: social-emotional, physical, language, cognitive, literacy, mathematics, science and technology, social studies and the arts.
This program was developed based on the Creative Curriculum from Teaching Strategies—a leading resource for early childhood educators. Recognizing the value and fun of learning a second language, Little Spanish Garden included a tenth area: Spanish Language Acquisition. This approach provides young children with a well-rounded educational foundation and an ideal learning environment.
Ask any adult who has gone through a “traditional” education system how well they can recall the facts and figures they were expected to memorize by rote. The situation is clear: rote memorization and learning techniques are tedious, boring, and ultimately highly ineffective. By engaging in play, young learners can dramatically enhance their ability to retain information, which leads to stronger language skills over time.
We make learning fun! This is our core philosophy at Little Spanish Garden Child Care, where we see play not just as an add-on to the learning experience, but as a foundation upon which the learning experience is built. We want to see our young learners smiling while they are learning—only then, can we be certain that they are learning effectively.
Based on research studies conducted upon teachers and mothers, 75% of preschool children had at least one friend. By the time children reached the 5th grade, 78% of children had at least one best friend.
There are so many benefits that friendships offer, such as learning empathy and problem-solving. Being able to coach your child on making friends is an incredible asset for their self-esteem.
Eileen Kennedy-Moore is a clinical psychologist from Princeton, and an author and co-author of books written for parents, children and mental health professionals. She professes that there are three keys to friendship formation: (1)openness, (2)similarity and (3)shared fun. These keys are beneficial to your child while making friends as part of their relationship. Little Spanish Garden Child Care makes a priority to facilitate all three, and give your child the best opportunity to form new friendships.
At Little Spanish Garden Child Care, we help families ensure their children are on track. Using common developmental milestones as a basis, we assess your child’s motor, cognitive, language, and social-emotional skills to see if they have achieved the same milestones reached by most children of the same age.
By offering this developmental screening program, we are able to check your child’s development and address any potential concerns early on. If your child is struggling to reach the appropriate milestone for his or her age, we can provide an action plan for how to get them up-to-date and achieve these milestones. Early intervention is key to ensuring your child’s success!
Buffalo's Premier Dual-Language Early Childhood Program
Voted “outstanding” by our local education authority
Now Accepting Applications
Little Spanish Garden Child Care is a local child care facility that offers many advantages to the community and to the children we care for. If you would like us to help set your child up for successful learning and development, please fill out our application to begin the process. Our facility provides an array of programs and services meant to enrich your child during their most critical developmental stages. In addition, our program works to meet the needs of today’s families including offering a Flex program that provides a payment credit for days children are absent from care.
- Breast feeding friendly
- Help Me Grow WNY
- Quality Stars NY
- Early education with a global perspective
- The Creative Curriculum
- Parent Connectivity App
Community Flex Care Program
Our Flex Care program is designed in thought of our community and allows you to purchase child care days in advance. That way, you can use them when you need them. You’ll love the reliability and flexibility, and your child will love our proven Spanish Immersion program in a fun, safe, secure environment.
Flex Care is an excellent solution for those who:
- Need holiday and/or school break care
- Work part-time
- Not eligible for Erie County Child Care Subsidy
- Cannot afford a full time child care
- Have an irregular schedule
- Stay at home but need an occasional “day off”
- Children that lack Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)