El Bosque Encantado—el boh-skay en-cahn-tah-doe—is a Spanish Immersion Early Learning Center for children aged 16 months to five years.
We believe in a thoughtful balance of self-directed play and rigorous Spanish education, with an enhanced focus on literacy and language development.
The name El Bosque Encantado (The Enchanted Forest) comes from the rainforests of Guatemala, where Katie participated in an exchange program as a teen, and has continued to visit regularly for over 15 years.
El Bosque founder Katie Moras is a licensed Minnesota Spanish educator who has taught junior high school Spanish for six years. Although Señora Moras greatly enjoyed working with teens, she saw how many struggled to learn a second language—and how easy it was for her own very small children to learn Spanish with her at home.
In earning her Master’s degree in second language acquisition, Katie focused her thesis work on the ability of young children to effortlessly excel in second language learning, and the seed for El Bosque Encantado was planted.
As a Savage resident, Katie will be establishing El Bosque Encantado in her own community to give children ‘south of the river’ the same access to bilingual education that exists in the Minneapolis and St. Paul metro areas.
We believe in a thoughtful balance of self-directed play and rigorous Spanish education, with an enhanced focus on literacy and language development, for children in their early childhood years.
Our bilingual students will be culturally aware and academically prepared for the changing demographics of our country.