Community is more than just a location or a collection of individuals who happen to live or work in the same place. When MI ESCUELITA talks about a ‘sense of community’ we usually mean the quality of the relationships and connections that bring people together rather than just the fact that we see each other regularly on South 3rd Street.
While the saying ‘it takes a village to raise a child’ may have become a cliché, the idea behind it—that children grow up as a part of a group—remains an important one. Children develop in the context of a community. How we acknowledge this and engage with our own neighbors will have a significant impact on children and families, as well as on our own ways of working.For children, a sense of community plays an important role in the development of their feelings of belonging and security. Children thrive in an environment of mutually supportive and caring relationships. For this reason developing a sense of connection has been a crucial part of our mission at MI ESCUELITA for over ten years. It is valuable for children to feel part of a wider world that extends beyond the learning environment. As they grow and develop, connections to the outside world help them to find their place and to develop an understanding of how society’s shared values work.

For many families, MI ESCUELITA provides a first contact with a broader network beyond the home. Because of this, MI ESCUELITA acts as an important point of connection for families. We can foster supportive relationships between families as well as outreach to other organizations and services in our local area. Recognizing and building these bonds are simple ways to engage with our neighborhood. Finding time and effective ways to engage can be challenging, especially in a place like NYC, we tend to think ‘big’, however small is beautiful!

Ask yourself, who do I already know? And importantly, who else do they know? Even within the smallest group, the number of connections will be surprisingly large—a parent who can play guitar or teaches yoga, someone who has an art show, or simply wants to share one of his/her talents.

We feel extremely privileged and honored to be a space that honors a sense of connection. Please continue to reach out to your community of MI ESCUELITA friends and family at local area events, in public spaces, at each other’s homes, and on social media. In support us, we have several tools available to MI ESCUELITA’s network: our website ,and our new Facebook page. As always, feel free to email and call us with any great ideas for connections.

Please connect and share your projects, events, and most importantly your thoughts on how we can continue growing in this amazing place called Brooklyn and keep building our great community!

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Hola we started our Theater workshop on Saturday!!

Berioska sent us pictures and we thought we would share with you all! Photos Curtsey of La Micro Theater.

Remember  you can still sign  up for theater!!! ! View workshop and sign up details here

LaMicro Theater’s Children Theater Workshop in partnership with Mi Escuelita.

Date: Saturdays from March 1 to May 3, 2014 (10 sessions)

Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm

Ages: 6 to 10 years old

Attire: Please dress children with comfortable clothes to move around

Location: Mi Escuelita 75 S 3rd Street, Brooklyn
Price: $340 (for 10 sessions of 2 hours each)

For more information: http://www.lamicrotheater.org/education

To sign up please contact info@lamicrotheater.org or call 646.691.5835

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Open House 2013!

We are pleased to invite you to

MI ESCUELITA’S OPEN HOUSE 2013
SATURDAY OCTOBER 19TH (9:30AM – 12:20PM)

SIGN UP HERE!

Prospect families will have the chance to get an inside look at MI ESCUELITA’s program; Meet the teachers, learn/ask about our programs and teaching philosophies; see our facilities and ask any other information relevant to your child’s enrollment.

Families who attended the prior Open Houses do not need to attend again, instead, email us to let us know you’re interested.

If your name is not on our list you CANNOT be part of it. Only six families per slot (20 minutes each). Must bring your child with you.

We will send you a confirmation with the assigned time slot. We will do our best to accommodate everyone’s needs but we cannot guarantee everyone their choice of time slots.

There will be a $30 application fee to attend the Open House and be put on the waiting list. You must pay IN ADVANCE to reserve your spot.

Payment Methods:

PayPal

Or mail a check to 75 S 3rd St. Brooklyn NY 11249. Please make check paypable to 67 S 3rd Street Playgroup, LLC.

¡¡muchas gracias!!

FAQ

How do I sign up?
Please sign up by filling this form. You will receive a confirmation email from us. Once you do, you will be prompted to pay the registration fee to reserve the spot.

Why do I need to pay a fee for Open House?
– The fee is not just for Open House, but to be put on our waiting list and attend an intimate tour where you get to meet all the teachers and ask questions. The fee will cover the teacher’s time, administrative expense and enrollment process.

What if I don’t want to be on waiting list and would just like more information?
– You are welcome to check out our website and read informational materials on our program philosophies and etc.
You can also check out our FAQ page to basic questions about our school here, and download information here (bottom page) Should you have more questions, feel free to email us about specific questions.

Will I get the time slot I chose?
– We will try our best to accommodate everyone, but since space is limited we may have to move around the time slot to fit everyone in.

What if I need to cancel or change my appointment?
– Please email us us as soon as possible!

What if I can’t make it on this date?
– We are sorry you will miss the Open House! Please email us and let us know ! We’ll make sure t0  put you on our email list and let you know when we hold another open house in Spring. 

We look forward to seeing you at Open House!!