Today, March 11, 2021 marks the one-year anniversary of the shutdown of Escuelita de Lita due to the Pandemic. I announce, with the heaviest hearts, that we will not host Spanish camps this summer. The doors to Escuelita will remain closed for the rest of the year.
As a small business owner, I carry all the risk and the uncertainties caused by the Pandemic have dealt a heavy blow. The Escuelita de Lita program is built on interactive, hands-on language learning, creativity and community building. It would be greatly diminished with masks and social distancing. Also, guaranteeing health safety, staffing and location is complicated at this time.
Being isolated from all the wonderful Escuelita families and kids this year has been very difficult for me. My staff and I are so grateful for the opportunity to teach español to your kids over the years. We share so many fond memories! I love and appreciate you all and hope we can keep in touch. Let this be Hasta luego and not Adiós.
Linda Fabel Duque a.k.a. Lita, Director
Escuelita de Lita is the place where kids play, create, and learn in Spanish through immersion in a kaleidoscope of games, stories, dramatizations, song, dance, and experiences with arts, crafts, and physical activities-- all in Spanish! At Escuelita de Lita, learning Spanish is natural, communicative, and always fun!
Since young children are active, creative constructors of meaning rather than passive receivers of vocabulary and information, all lessons are designed to be engaging, purposeful, and age-appropriate. The hands-on thematic content instruction is interwoven with rich Hispanic social and cultural contexts. When ready, holistic reading and writing experiences seamlessly accompany the development of oral language.
It's what Decatur kids are asking for!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Escuelita de Lita is closed for 2021.
All classes and camps are cancelled.
Our Classes & Summer Camps
Presently, we offer weekly afternoon classes to multi-age groups ranging from 4+ to 11-year olds.
Choose Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon.
NOW ENROLLING Academic Year 2020-2021!
Spanish Camp 2021!
Academic Year Modules
By popular demand Escuelita de Lita announces our
OPTIONAL EXTENDED SCHEDULE (3:30 to 5pm)
for families who want MORE time!
This new schedule is a win-win situation that will provide the Escuelita kids 50% more contact time to learn and practice Spanish while giving parents a more solid block of time to exercise, grocery shop, or any other activity.
The activities during this 30-minute space will be more personalized and interactive for the kids who attend,
This is a convenient drop-off time for the F.AVE kids as well.
Escuelita de Lita also continues to offer
the 4 to 5pm class schedule and fee.
Escuelas aquí, escuelas allá.
Week of August 19th thru week of October 8th, 2019.
We will not meet during the CSD Fall break the week of September 23rd.
Escuelita kids will compare and contrast our local schools with schools in Hispanic communities, big and small. We will also be delighted by some of our favorite storybook characters and their misadventures at school!
Week of October 14th thru week of December 2nd, 2019.
We will not meet during the CSD Thanksgiving break the week of November 25th.
There is so much to learn about Monarch butterflies! Little scientists will investigate their life cycle, migratory patterns and make connections to their habitats in Mexico and the United States. Oh, and not to forget their significant role during the celebration of el Día de los Muertos!
Week of January 6th thru week of March 2nd, 2020.
We will not meet during the CSD Winter break the week of February 17th, nor the following week of February 24th, due to the arrival of a new grand-baby!
Kids have boundless imagination as they view their world through different lenses. Escuelita kids will be challenged to imagine how everyday objects can appear to be different things. They will be inspired by the picture books No es una caja and El libro fantástico, which both follow the same theme of using your imagination!
¡Exploremos Baja California!
Week of March 9th thru week of May 4th, 2020.
We will not meet during the CSD Spring break the week of April 6th nor the following week of April 13th.
Once again, Escuelita kids will embark on a virtual tour to discover the enchanting land of Baja California. No place else on Earth has so many wonders: las playas, los desiertos, las montañas, los animales de mar y tierra, los indigenas, y la deliciosa comida Méxicana.