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Chavitos students laughing

Chavitos means children in Spanish. 


We are a bilingual nature immersion learning program


Our preschool nature program, serving ages 2.5-5, is located in Central Tacoma. 


Our Homeschool Support Program serves grades K-8, located in Summit Region of Tacoma.

And weekly Summer Programming offered in both locations. 


Our mission is to provide a high quality childhood environment that holistically meets children's needs, while inspiring them to love nature and learn Spanish. 

Chavitos Nature Program combines the best of hands-on outdoor nature education, Montessori and Waldorf teaching methods, and Spanish language integration with a fluent speaker- to help prepare your child for a successful and radiant life. 

In our programs we commit to...

Chavitos preschooler picking berries
  • An extended amount of time outside. Preschool is all outdoors. 
  • Utilized play and sparked interests to learn and explore. 
  • A Spanish speaking teacher who primarily speaks in Spanish. 
  • A strong focus on community and doing life with a collaborative village mindset. 
  • Montessori principles- using a child's natural motivation and interests as a catalyst for learning.
  •  Diversity.  We deeply value cultural, racial, religious, age, gender, sexual orientation and disability diversities when making our decisions. We believe students learn acceptance at a young age and need endless opportunity to be in community with those who are different than themselves. 
  • Social-Emotional Intelligence and Relational Wellness. Teaching self-awareness, moral intelligence, tolerance, acceptance and awareness through conversation, modeling and expectations.
  •  Honoring the original inhabitants of our land and teaching students how to honor the Puyallup Tribe and their home. 

Preschool Tour

We understand the importance of visiting our programs before enrolling. 

We desire families to make an informed choice, so we offer monthly tours of each program.  These are held on the first Thursday of the month. And are arranged for multiple families to attend at the same time.

  • 1st Thursday of the month Preschool location in Tacoma. 10:30-10:50
  • Monthly Potluck  3rd Saturday 11:00-1:00pm in spring, summer, fall
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Additional Offerings

K-8 Homeschool Support Program

Academics: Math, Science, English Language Arts (ELA)

Electives: Art, Marimba, Music, Cooking, Nature Play, Spanish

K-8 Weekly Summer Offerings

Field games, Imaginative play, Connecting with Nature, Exploring with friends, Science & Art.

Weekly registrations  June 24- August 23. 

9am -2pm.   Ages 5-12.  Locations: Tacoma & Puyallup

We like to consider ourselves education with heart. We love to connect with families with intention and authenticity.  We encourage enrolled families to join our monthly potlucks (in spring, summer and fall), this is a wonderful time to foster connection over shared food and stories.  Parents meet their child's best forest friends, see them climb their favorite trees, swap parenting techniques, and laugh over our latest parenting struggles and strengths.  


We also send enrolled families a monthly newsletter full of connection to the season, parenting strategies, developmental maps, and updates about our programs.  Here is an example of one to give you an idea.  


See our programs tabs for more info.


Chavitos Nature Program

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