Tierra Encantada provides a distinguished early education experience that focuses on the growth of the whole child. As the Leader in Spanish Immersion Early Education, our high-quality bilingual education program fosters early cognitive development and teaches a respect for diversity. Our focus on the whole child extends beyond the mind, and nurtures children’s expanding palates with our organic, fresh-cooked meals. We are proud to provide an active, warm, and wholesome educational environment that parents are excited to share with their families.
Learn more about the total Tierra Encantada experience and how our values create the foundation for our unique approach.
Like you, our founder was a mom looking for care and wanting the best she could find. Some centers she visited had great curriculum, but mediocre food. Some centers had Spanish immersion, but treated staff poorly. Not finding any centers that had it all – well-paid educators teaching inclusive curriculum in a Spanish immersion environment where children are served elevated meals – she decided to create it, and Tierra Encantada was born.
What began as a single location in Minnesota has grown into an expansive community with locations across the United States. Thousands of engaged families, hundreds of talented educators, and a passionate team make possible the dream of a safe, loving place for children to learn, grow, and graduate bilingual.
Our families are quick to share how they’ve seen their children grow in our classrooms, as well as the relationships that form there. Our centers are built on the belief that families deserve care they love, but you don’t have to take our word. See what other parents have to say below!
Find your preferred Tierra Encantada location and share your information with us! We’ll email you a link to our calendar, and you can choose a tour time that works best for you.
On your tour, your family will see a typical day in our classrooms, meet our team, and have a chance to ask any questions you may have. Once your tour is complete, our admissions team will offer you a space in our program, based on availability, and guide you through the registration process.
With your completed application and payment of required fees, your place in the program is reserved! As your first day approaches, the director of your center will be in touch to schedule a classroom visit so that you can meet your child’s teachers and get them settled into their new classroom.
“I can’t give Tierra enough praise! On paper, the center had exactly what we were looking for – Spanish immersion, organic food, cloth diapers, a strong curriculum – but in practice, all you ever really want for your kids is for them to be cared for and loved by their caretakers and that’s where Tierra excels above the rest.” – Meg V., Minneapolis, MN