Nuestro Jardín Academy has been closed since March 13, 2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Our hearts go out to all those who have been impacted by this health crisis in one way or another. We have been closely monitoring the rapidly changing situation of coronavirus and are following guidance of the CDC, the Early Learning Division, and the Oregon Health Authority.

We are happy to report that we have been approved to reopen as an emergency child care center on September 1st! We look forward to welcoming back our returning families as well as our new families to our community.

We still have some openings in our 3 and 4-year old classrooms and will restart enrollment in a couple of weeks. We are closely monitoring all current conditions and guidelines, and rest assured we are working arduously to return in the safest way possible!

Welcome to Nuestro Jardín

Nuestro Jardín Academy is a Spanish immersion, Reggio Emilia inspired preschool for children 3 to 5 years old.

Our mission is to instill in children a true love of learning through exploration, discovery, and inquiry in ways that promote Spanish language acquisition and learning.

At Nuestro Jardín, we follow children's interests, and we encourage their natural curiosity and creativity to be expressed in many ways, such as through art, music, movement, and language.

"We've had an incredible experience and our son loves being there. Besides being immersed in the Spanish language and providing engaging and fun activities to kids, the teachers go out of their way to meet the needs of each student. Our family really enjoyed and benefited from the time spent there."

Jacob & Mayra O'Brien

If you talk to a man in a language he understands,
that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language,
that goes to his heart.

- Nelson Mandela -

The Gift of a Second Language

It's amazing what children can learn if given the opportunity. Without even knowing it, your child can start down the path of bilingualism. They'll thank you later!

Playing is Learning Too

Education researcher, Neville V. Scarfe said, “play is the highest form of research”. Children learn best when given adequate time to move their bodies. At Nuestro Jardín Academy, we strongly believe that a great deal of learning is happening during unstructured play time, and that there is a lot of value in it.

Spanish is More Than Just a Language

Learning and understanding the culture behind the language can make learning fun. We engage the children with activities centered around customs, dances, songs and art.