AVENTURAS PLUS+ is a unique summer program that connects children to nature, culture and their creative inner selves through tons of experiential field trips (aka AVENTURAS), coupled with art, science, eco-cultural and play-based activities…



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Students begin each morning at Kimba´s Play Studio – a serene, yet exciting, artistic, and playful Spanish immersion environment* in the Sobrnate Hills oak forest overlooking Sobrante Valley and San Pablo Bay (shuttle from Berkeley available).  They are introduced to the theme of the week and relevant Spanish vocabulary through a variety of arts/play stations, games, songs, art projects, nature walks, journaling activities, stories, music, cultural games, play-acting, puppet shows, gardening - y mucho más!  Like in Montessori classrooms, children can choose what they want to spend their time on.  The mornings are 100% in Spanish using strategies employed in Sheltered Language Instruction classrooms, making this program appropriate for students of various levels of fluency.  Beginners are welcomed!  Children can be as young as 2 to participate in the morning portion of this program.

The older students (ages 3+) spend the afternoons in the great outdoors – on field trip (aka AVENTURAS) to Bay Area natural and cultural spaces where they are further connected to the theme of the week through hands-on experience, exploration and discovery or playing in the eco-park, creating outdoor art installations, gardening, and exploring the ancient oak forest where Kimba´s Studio is located.  Field trips to off-site destinations occur every other day.  The program becomes a bilingual program when exploring places off site (10% English, if needed, to assure safety and due to the fact that most interpretive signs and maps/guides are in English).

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*Facility License # 73407624



December 2013 Open House & Tours for our Early Childhood Education Programs!

Conexiones´ Spanish Through Art Program starting this week at Children´s Creativity Museum at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco!

Our Spanish Through Art workshops for kids are now being offered at San Francisco's Children's Creativity Museum, located in the heart of San Francisco´s YeChildrens Creativity Museumrba Buena Gardens! ENROLLING NOW for a special 5-week winter session (11/07-12/12) with master artist, Marta Ayala!  Great way to make holiday gifts!! DESCRIPTION: This fun and culturally enriching Spanish immersion experience introduces children to arts and eco-cultural values while teaching them basic Spanish vocabulary. This 5-week program was created by Conexiones Institute and will be instructed by Marta Ayala, a well-known artist and muralist originally from El Salvador. All levels of Spanish speakers are welcome!  Ideal for children who are accompanied by a participating adult who wants to learn or practice their Spanish as well! VITALS: Thursdays from 2:00 pm to 2:50 pm (Ages 2-3) Thursdays from 3:00 pm to 3:50 pm (Ages 3-5) November 7, 14 & 21, December 5 & 12 (no class Thanksgiving week) Children´s Creativity Museum, Yerba Buena Gardens 221 Fourth St. San Francisco, CA 94103 Space is limited, RSVP by clicking here or call (415) 820-3320

AVENTURAS Afternoon Camp for Kids Enrolling Now!

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Conexiones Recommends Wisdom Keeper Rites of Passage Youth Camp

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Bilingual SF Bay Area Field Trips Happening Now!

AVENTURAS is an in-house Conexiones Institute production - it is a unique bilingual (Spanish-English) outdoor education program for children, meant to give Bay Area families an enriching alternative or complement to traditional childcare/homeschooling. It is a great summer program too! On AVENTURAS, we take children (ages 3-10) out of the classroom or house to connect with nature, culture and self through fun eco-cultural field trips to natural and cultural spaces such as forests, museums, parks, organic farms, and protected areas.  Our experiential approach and small group size allows young explorers to have safe real-life experiences that expose them to the natural world, cultural diversity, the arts, community, sustainability, the sciences, agriculture and more!  ALL WHILE LEARNING SPANISH TOO!     We just re-opened this program to new enrollments after our move from SF, so we currently have spots available every day! Enrolling now for Spring and Summer Sessions!  Click here for more infomation  Childcare License No. 7340762

Conexiones Partner, Noble Profit, Announces New Website and Distribution Deal with CSRWire

Noble Profit, the premier source of clean tech and sustainability content, announced on Feb. 5, 2013, a new website, and that its content will now be available as a channel on CSRwire and available for any publisher to use at no charge! Noble Profit´s content includes articles and video interviews on the latest news, views and trends with thought leaders who are setting standards in the emerging fields of clean technology and sustainable business.  ¨Noble Profit is about bridging the concept of making money and doing good.¨ says Founder, Amy Seidman.  Noble Profit is a production of Creative Entity, one of Conexiones´s Founding Members. The Noble Profit Launch Party will be at The Book Club in San Francisco on February 26 from 7pm-10pm (543 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105) Related Links: Noble Profit Launches Syndicated Video Content & Website Dedicated To Sustainability And Clean Tech; Announces Distribution Deal With CSRwire Noble Profit CSRWire Channel Noble Profit Website Creative Entity