La Escuelita San Marcos (LESM) has served the Spanish-speaking children of North Mecklenburg and their families for the past 9 years. LESM is the only bilingual parent collaborative preschool in North Mecklenburg. Primary services include a STEAM (STEM +Arts) curriculum for ages 2-5 and the Mama Maestra program, which empowers families inside the classroom as teachers and volunteers. The school also teaches a phonics literacy program as well as a handwriting program. By design, tuition is kept significantly lower than operating costs to make the program affordable for families. If you would like to get involved at LESM or make a specific donation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Words from some of our alumni parents: "The San Marcos School has been a huge support for our family. Teachers are people who take their time, dedication and patience to provide our children with a better education with the help of us parents." -Margina, parent "La Escuelita San Marcos has helped my daughter learn English. She likes the classes and interacting with the other children, in addition to the activities they have outdoors- she loves it." -Viri, parent "LESM helped my child learn numbers and sounds so she will know when she is headed to kindergarten. San Marcos has an amazing team of teachers and lessons planned. Thanks so much for all they do." -Stephanie, parent "San Marcos has helped my son a lot. Every day, he learns something new. He is very happy!! Thank you very much to everyone at the San Marcos School!" -Karen, parent "LESM has helped us a lot. Our son is learning a lot and we feel very comfortable. Thanks to San Marcos for being patient with the children and for teaching them so much!" - Rosa, parent "La Escuelita San Marcos has helped my daughter learn English. She likes the classes and interacting with the other children, in addition to the activities they have outdoors- she loves it." -Viri, parent "The San Marcos School has helped us learn new words in English, learn together more as a family, learn that with simple and natural materials we can do a great job, know how our son likes to learn and see how he practices words in English. He gets excited when he sees his classmates and socializes, and the best thing is to see how he dances!" -Karina, parent Check out lesanmarcos.org for more information!
- Over the years, we have touched the lives of about 500 with education and inspiration!
- Children who are enrolled in high quality preschool programs typically earn around $2,000 more per month as adults than those who were not enrolled.
- During the pandemic, LESM delivered over 1,000 live, interactive virtual classes to preschoolers who needed them!