Providing Ancillary Activities

What activities does Esperanza offer? At Esperanza School, we believe in giving your child every advantage possible to succeed. To support this belief, we offer different Ancillary programs (or enrichment courses) as additional education opportunities to support the core curriculum of our classrooms. Our Ancillary programs offer small class sizes to give your child the personalized experience and individual attention to help them grow and develop new skills without obstacle. Your child can quickly gain new skills in important areas that are vital for future success in school and life!

Please click the sidebar to the right and watch our Ancillary Videos. Also, if you would like to see some sample syllabi for our programs, please click here .

Description of Location & Daily Schedule

Our different Ancillary programs are held in separate rooms pertaining to the unique coursework that is offered in the class. The length of time that the class is held also varies between the different courses offered. For more information on our Ancillary programs, please feel free to contact us!

Why are enrichment activities important? Enrichment is now sometimes used as an umbrella term to encompass a range of approaches to enhancing opportunities for our children to learn and grow.

The best kind of enrichment contributes to children’s cognitive and social development. The programs Esperanza offers such as Art, Music, Theatre and Monkeynastix help aid your child in:

* developing a greater depth of knowledge about a certain topic

* developing a higher level of skill

* relating learning to new areas and contexts

* promoting a higher level of thinking

Spanish - Casa Ole!

'CASA OLE' - 2 years - 4 years

Our Spanish Ancillary, also known as “Casa Olé!” will help your child build a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Your child will be introduced to the Latin culture and Spanish language through engaging activities such as songs, games, stories and dancing. Our Spanish Ancillary program gives your child the opportunity to experience the culture with all five of their senses! The curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family and more!

Click here to take a look at a Spanish Class!


Music - Around the World

MUSIC 'ROUND THE WORLD' - 18 months - 4 years

Our Music Ancillary, also known as “Music: Around the World!” will help to introduce your child to the wonderful world of music. Current research studies show that early exposure to music helps children express themselves, which helps them to develop a better sense of logic, reason and creativity in the future. The curriculum includes fun and exciting lessons about rhythm, vocal melodies, musical instruments and a variety of musical genres from different parts of the world. Your child will love learning about new countries, moving their body to the beat, singing new songs, and trying a variety of new instruments!

Click here to take a look at a Music Class!


Busy Bodies

Busy Bodies is a movement program that allows children to be children again. Busy Bodies in Motion is a broad-based, unique program that combines creativity, music, and fantasy story telling adventures with basic training in flexibility, balance, strength, coordination, and body awareness. Busy Bodies helps to build self confidence and a positive self image.

Watch our Busy Bodies Program in Action


Art - Little Picassos

Art Class Offered in Fall 2011 Ages 3-5

A sneak peak of a Typical Art Class

Piano - Alchemist Academy

Piano Lessons are available for children ages 5+


Summer Camp Experience! More to come soon!

Art - Studio on the Boulevard

Naomi Smulian Mendel has over 30 years of experience working with art in the magical world of children. She encourages spontaneity, at the same time providing a solid basis in the fundamentals of art. Naomi is an artist, a teacher and a writer of both children’s books and Love For Learning, a series of curriculums for schools and daycare centers.

Her website can be found here.

Rainbow Kids Club

Please View our RKC information page to find out more information about our Saturday night babysitting service