El Busesito Preschool
Delivering high-quality, bilingual preschool to the neighborhoods that need it most
Our fleet of three “Little Buses” travels to 12 neighborhoods to provide bilingual preschool education to 96 children who would otherwise have no access to preschool. Equipped with a strong foundation of social-emotional learning, 40-55 students arrive at kindergarten each year ready to learn alongside their peers. Parents are engaged as partners in their child’s education through monthly volunteering, home visits, and four Family Nights each year.
Mobile buses remove the barrier of transportation, and provides flexibility to adjust to changing community needs.
Engaging Parents as Partners
El Busesito Preschool engages parents as partners in their children’s education. Parents are expected to volunteer, attend four family nights each year, and participate in one home visit a semester, based on the Parents As Teachers curriculum. Learn more about the importance of 2Gen Programming.
Children’s progress is measured using Teaching Strategies GOLD. Each year, Busesito students show growth in the three developmental domains: language, cognition, and social-emotional development. Parents benefit from the program, too, frequently reporting that they are more involved in their children’s education and feel an increased sense of parenting competence. See El Busesito Preschool outcomes below.
We utilize FocusedKids methods to teach parents, students, and teachers mindfulness and self-regulation skills. Students learn about parts of the brain and how to express emotions in ways that are constructive and healthy.