Campbell: 531 W. Rincon Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008 | 408-866-2585

Santa Teresa: 196 Martinvale Lane, San Jose, CA 95119 | 408-609-3383

Our Philosophy

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  • Aprendemos | We Learn
  • Vivimos | We Live
  • Hablamos | We Speak
  • Entendemos | We Understand
Centro Armonia uses the Creative Curriculum as its educational framework. This developmentally appropriate approach is the best practice for creating a collaborative environment for our students. This curriculum guides us to set up the classroom provide context and addresses social/emotional, physical, cognitive and language development.

We chose The Creative Curriculum because it is

• developmentally appropriate
• child centered and teacher led.
• structured to create opportunities for social/ emotional engagement and competency
• comprised of large and small group activities as well as individual engagement.

Our routines create context for our students’ day. Even if we can’t understand what is being said, we can be confident in our environment by following a set routine. The order is static, the duration is fluid.

Gathering activity–Math manipulatives or sensory play
Circle time–Repetition of core concepts, music and movement
Activity–Art, exploration, or science
Snack–a hearty meal from home
Outside play–social engagement, free choice and exercise
Activity–read aloud, occasionally indoor free choice
Closing circle and goodbye

We invite families to come and experience our day through scheduled class time visits.

Centro Armonia is the Silicon Valley’s only 100% Spanish immersion and preschool. We believe the best method for learning a foreign language is to be fully immersed. Our educational philosophy creates an environment that engages children in conversation with our staff of native Spanish speaking teachers.

We Speak Spanish: Centro Armonia School

Because the human brain is neurologically tuned to language acquisition between the ages of 18 months to 6 years, our program taps into this potential by:
• Providing a 100% immersion environment
• Creating context through activities, music and movement
• Practice through repetition
• Creating a safe and nurturing environment to acquire and practice new language skills.

Our staff uses the Positive Discipline approach for classroom management.

We-Understand | Centro Armonia Spanish Immersion SchoolBy viewing behavior as simply behavior without labeling it as “good” or “bad” and understand that behavior is a call from a child to meet a need, we create a mutually respectful, understanding environment that makes connections more important than behavior. In order for us to discipline ‘positively’, we ask ourselves the following:

• Is it kind and firm at the same time? (Respectful and encouraging)
• Does it help children feel a sense of belonging and significance? (Connection)
• Is it effective long-term? (Punishment works short term, but has negative long-term results.)
• Does it teach valuable social and life skills for good character? (Respect, concern for others, problem-solving, accountability, contribution, cooperation)
• Does it invite children to discover how capable they are and to use their personal power in constructive ways?

Attend an Open House

Please join us for an informational open house and find out why Spanish immersion is right for your child!

Campbell 7/11/17, 8/2/17,
Santa Teresa 6/14/17, 7/6/17, 7/19/17, 8/8/17, 8/16/17

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