WHO, WHAT, WHY
WHO WE ARE
Vision: We exist to cultivate the innate goodness of every child.
Mission: We provide holistic, bilingual schooling that fosters connection, awareness, and growth.
Values: We have three core values that guide what we do and how we do it.
1 | Loving kindness
We treat ourselves, others, and the world with care and consideration.
2 | Resilience
We allow difficult experiences to refine us, strengthen us, and move us forward.
3 | Openness
We listen, consider, and learn from others regardless of differences.
Philosophy: Our philosophy is holistic in nature, focusing on the whole child
rather than simply intellectual development.
The classroom is designed to promote play-based, interest-led learning. We believe children are innately curious, playful, creative, and competent learners.
It is our role as teachers to guide them so they may safely explore and discover themselves, others, and the world around them.
We support expression of self, believing each child is uniquely gifted, while helping to shape their understanding of their actions in a manner that is healthy and not harmful. We do not use fear, shame or guilt as motivators, instead we provide unconditional love and clear boundaries.
Our teaching style is neither permissive or authoritarian. We recognize that children need trustworthy adults to provide a combination of structure and flexibility. We understand children's perspectives are often limited as their brains are still developing- it is our role to fill in the gaps, provide explanations as needed, and help build connections so they may grow in awareness and maturity.
We are Canguros, a licensed children's center located in St. Pete, focused on the well-being and holistic education of children.
WHAT WE DO
As a nonprofit preschool and soon-to-be elementary school, we provide holistic, bilingual (Spanish-English) schooling in an environment that fosters connection, awareness, and growth.
Our teacher-to-child ratio is 1:4 so that each child may receive the very best attention and care.
WHY WE DO IT
We believe that each child deserves love and the freedom to safely explore independence and interdependence alike. A child with expansive, life-enriching experiences, who feels both secure as an individual and also a part of a greater family, is a child who is more likely to develop a healthy sense of self.
A child with a healthy sense of self thrives in their own skin, valuing others and the world as much as they value themselves- from this place comes growth, maturation, and greater wholeness.
It is our heart to foster awareness of what it means to live holistically where we are connected to ourselves, others, and the world for a greater purpose.