Core Values

Arco Iris believes that the child is the center of the educational experience. The child’s emotional connection to the world, including her/his connection to a teacher’s lesson plan, is the key to a child’s love of learning and her/his mastery of a subject. If a child can open her/his heart to a teacher, then the child’s mind will open and the child’s intellect will flourish.

Our methods reflect what we believe to be the best of various educational philosophies from the European and American traditions. We borrow liberally from Steiner, Montessori, Malaguzzi, Dewey, and Gardner with the aim of reaching each child’s mode of absorbing and processing the Spanish language and the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.  A deep understanding of where these young children are emotionally allows us to nurture their exploration of the world on their own terms. If you are looking for a community of teachers committed to a deep understanding of your child as a means to foster joyful intellectual advancement, then we hope you will join us.  

For information about any of our programs or our next open house, please call our office

at 301- 913- 9400

Or send Founder Director Sra. Lupe an email


At North Chevy Chase Park 

4105 Jones Bridge Road Chevy Chase, MD 20815

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