About Early Spanish Child Care

Early Spanish Child Care and Preschool is a Spanish Language Immersion program for children from 6 weeks old to 5 years old.

Our focus is providing a safe environment; instilling healthy habits; and better preparing children for more successful learning in kindergarten.

Our curriculum is emergent-based, inspired by the children we are working with, as we explore and learn—together—from their own everyday life stories and questions.

Early Spanish Child Care (previously La Escuelita Child Care), has been serving children and their families in our current site since 2006.

We are actively and proudly participating in the Early Achievers program, Washington state’s quality rating and improvement standards system for childcare centers and preschools.

And last but not least, we loving provide delicious, nutritious, daily-home-made meals for all of our children.

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Our Mothers And Daughters Story...

My mother, Martha Ruvalcaba, was a well-respected judge in Mexico City.  In 2005, having moved from Mexico and established her residency in the United States, she started working for the Bellevue School District in their Head Start Program.  In 2006, my mother decided to make another significant life / career change and single-handedly opened her own family child care, in Bellevue.

In 1991, I moved to the United States to be near my mother, and established my own residency.  I continued my education in Communication and, simultaneously, developed my career in Spanish media and cross-cultural relations in the greater Seattle / Northwest area.

But in 2013, as a mother of two daughters, I decided to join my mother in her work, in large part, to be able to spend more time with my children.  In 2015, my mother asked me to take over our family business; ever since then I have been thoroughly immersed in learning and managing all the different aspects of it, and in further developing and refining our day care / preschool language immersion program.  I am also currently pursuing another degree to further expand and update my own knowledge base and skill set, in Early Childhood Education.

The precious children in our care give me the light and the energy to keep going and to keep striving for ever-better quality and improvement for Early Spanish Child Care.

I love my work now, because we are all—children, parents, teachers, and caregivers—like one big loving family!

Martha Basurto