Tania

Founder/Class leader

Bienvenidos to Explorer Amigos! I am thrilled to introduce myself as the founder of this wonderful endeavor. As a Mexican native Spanish speaker, it brings me great joy and honor to support families in their bilingual journey. With 17 years of experience working with children, I have had the privilege of engaging with young learners of various ages in diverse educational settings. From schools to tutoring programs, full-time nanny, and a homeschool mother of 2 wonderful boys! My journey has been enriched by the joy of nurturing and educating children.


For the past year, I have been dedicated to teaching Spanish immersion classes, creating a fun and immersive environment where children can absorb the language naturally while engaging in fun and interactive activities that are child-led and open-ended.


Nature holds a special place in our hearts. We cherish the experiences that come from being outdoors and connecting with the natural world. In my work, I draw inspiration from renowned educators such as Maria Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Peter Gray, who have shaped my approach to early childhood education.


I strongly believe in the power of play as the ultimate tool for learning. Children are inherently curious and capable learners, and I strive to nurture their innate desire to explore, discover, and grow. My goal is to create a holistic learning environment that celebrates children's natural curiosity, all while being immersed in Spanish.


We look forward to welcoming you and your family into our community!


Our Classes

Spanish Adventure

Ages: 4-10 - 10am-1pm

Mondays or Fridays

In this drop-off Spanish immersion class, a wide range of activities will be offered such as, nature walks, process art, nature journaling, wild math, science experiments, free unstructured nature play and more! They will be encourage to explore their interest through open ended task, while simultaneously immersing themselves in Spanish practice and connecting with nature.


Student/Teacher ratio - 6:1

All of our classes are non-religious

Spring Semester- 2024

Mondays (waitlist only) - East County 1/15/23 to 5/20/23 - No class 2/19/23


Tuesdays - East County

(may open if enough interest)


Fridays - Central San Diego 1/19/23 to 5/17/23


Pricing:

Full semester $900 - 1 day per week


or three equal installments of $300 by its respective due dates.


Mondays instalment due dates - 1/8, 2/26 & 4/8


Fridays installment due dates - 1/12, 2/23 & 4/5


Registration fee

Please note that there will be an annual (school year)

non-refundable administrative registration fee of $35 per family.


Location: East County


We accept homeschool charter funds from:

Pacific Coast Academy

Freedom Academy

Sage Oak Charter Schools


If you would like us to become a vendor with your charter, please contact us.


Explorer Familias

Ages: 2 - 6 - 10am-11am

Thursdays

In this parent involvement Spanish immersion class, We will go on exciting child-led nature walks, where families can come together to connect and have fun. We will explore sensory activities, get creative with process art, share stories, and engage in various nature-inspired activities that will surely bring us joy.


We strive to provide a fun and safe environment where we can all play and learn together and from each other, regardless of Spanish proficiency.

Spring - 2024

Season 1: 1/25/23 to 2/29/23 (6 weeks)

Season 2: Coming soon (6 weeks)


The following prices are per child for each individual season.


The price will be prorated if you enroll later in the season.


If a child is or will be turning 2 years old during the season they may enroll at full price, $145.00


Walking siblings under 2 years old, can be added for an additional $60.00 ($10 per class)


Non walking siblings - Free



Location: East County Park


Free trial class offered

please contact us for more info

Phone: 619-859-5787

All of our classes are non-religious

Events

More events coming soon

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to speak Spanish to attend class?

No, speaking Spanish is not a requirement for attending class.

Our goal is to create a fun and enjoyable environment where everyone can play and learn together and from each other,regardless of their level of spanish proficiency.


Do you offer drop-in classes?

Certainly! If there are openings, you have the option to enroll in a drop-in class. For our Spanish Adventure Class, the drop-in rate is $50 per day. For our Explorer Familias Class, the drop-in rate is $25 per day. Please make sure to contact Explorer Amigos at least 48 hours in advance to confirm availability and arrange your enrollment.


What is the protocol in case of unfavorable weather conditions?

Our classes are conducted regardless of the weather conditions, rain or shine. If it's raining, we recommend dressing appropriately by wearing rain boots and a raincoat. If it's hot outside, please ensure to bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and a sun hat.

During our Spanish adventure class, we will have extra water bottles available for refilling your child's bottle.


However, if the weather conditions become extreme or pose a safety risk to be outdoors, we may need to reschedule the class. Safety is our priority in such cases.


What should I bring to class?

For our Spanish Adventure Class, we suggest packing a backpack for your child with the following essentials: a nutritious lunch, water, wipes, an extra set of clothes, a sun hat, and sunscreen for reapplication. We recommend wearing clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. It's important to wear closed-toe shoes suitable for hiking in nature (avoiding crocs, sandals, or unsafe footwear for walking).


For our Explorer Familias Class, we recommend always bringing a picnic blanket for seating. Additionally, you can bring snacks, water, wipes, and we recommend wearing clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. It's a good idea to have an extra change of clothes on hand as well. It's important to wear closed-toe shoes suitable for hiking in nature (avoiding crocs, sandals, or unsafe footwear for walking).


Are you able to accept homeschool charter funds or funds from San Diego Regional Center?

We are currently Vendors with Freedom Academy, Pacific Coast Academy and Sage Oak Charter Schools.


If you would like us to become a vendor with your homeschool charter, we would be happy to submit an application. The same applies to San Diego Regional Center funds. We are open to exploring these options to accommodate our families.


What if my child has difficulty sitting still, paying attention, or is too shy?

That's absolutely fine! Our classes are designed to be age-appropriate, allowing children to engage, move, play, and participate at their own pace. We understand that each child has their own unique way of learning and interacting, and we create a supportive environment that embraces their individuality. Your child is encouraged to be themselves and explore the activities in a way that feels comfortable to them.


Do you offer refunds?


For our Spanish Adventure class:


- The registration fee is non-refundable.

- The season fee will only be refunded if enrollment is canceled before the semester starts.

- If the semester has already started, 50% of the remaining balance will be refunded as the child's participation and materials have already been accounted for.

There are no refunds for Homeschool charter funds.


For our explorer Familias class:


- The season fee will only be refunded if enrollment is canceled before the season starts.

- If the season has already started, a refund of 50% will be provided, as the child's participation and materials have already been accounted for.


For drop-in classes:


You have a window of up to 24 hours to cancel or reschedule. If you fail to do so within this timeframe, a refund will not be provided, as the child's participation and materials have already been accounted for.

Have any questions?