Welcome Ms. Briseyda!

We would like to introduce you to Ms. Briseyda Ceballos! She is working with Aventuras as a Lead Teacher and we are so happy to welcome her aboard. Her credentials, professionalism and passion for education and the Spanish language make her a great fit for our program. Learn more about her here, in her own words:

70880743_733172527131313_7080116788452655104_nI was born in Michoacán, Mexico and have lived in Nebraska for about 14 years. I’ve lived in Lincoln for two years now and plan to graduate from UNL with a double major in Spanish and Child, Youth, and Family Science in May 2020.

My family lives in Grand Island. As a child I spoke only Spanish until the age of 7 and now as an adult, most of my communication involving immediate and extended family relies on Spanish. While maintaining the language was not an activity I had to put effort into growing up, due to being fully immersed in the culture and using it on a daily basis, it’s become something that I now consider a necessity. My short-term language goals are always focused on increasing vocabulary (including knowledge of regional differences) to the highest extent, while my long-term goals are focused on being able to do every aspect of my future career in both languages. Academically and professionally, I am interested in child and adult education, literature/linguistics in Spanish, and research focused on family dynamics in ever changing social contexts.

I volunteered during a semester in SCC’s Adult Literacy Program where I first realized how much I enjoyed teaching. My ideal career post-graduation would consist of education and community involvement.

 

Welcome Ms. Leslie!

We would like to introduce our newest team member, Ms. Leslie Estrada! She has been working with us this summer as a teaching assistant and will take on a Lead Teacher role this Fall. Leslie has completed significant coursework in child development and is a very bright and kindhearted individual. Her love for children has led her to aspire to be a pediatrician. Let’s get to know her in her own words:

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I am originally from the State of Mexico, Mexico and I have been living in Nebraska for 10 years in a small town called Newman Grove.  My family consists of my parents and my two younger sisters.  When I am home, I speak mostly in Spanish.  This allows me to use my Spanish since I communicate in English most of the time.

I am a pre-Med student at the University of Nebraska and will be graduating this December, 2019 with a double major in Biology and Sociology.  I enjoy working with children and in the future, I would like to do so by going into a health career focusing on pediatrics.  I have been working for 1.5 years as a research assistant at the Nebraska Center of Virology at UNL.

In my free time I enjoy doing puzzles with my father and younger sister.  I also enjoy going on walks around Lincoln and going to the movies with my sister.

Now Enrolling for Fall!

We are now enrolling for Fall and with that we have a few exciting announcements to make.

  1. Join us for our Back to School Open House on Friday, August 2nd from 5-7pm for a chance to meet our teachers, see our space, get a feel for our program and enjoy some sweet treats! Find our event on Facebook for more details.
  2. We now offer a full day program from 8am – 4pm Monday – Friday. Tuition for full days is posted on our “TUITION” page but can be prorated for less than a five day per week schedule upon request. Families will bring cold lunches as meals are not provided.
  3. We are running classes for 6-8 year old homeschoolers on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30-11:30. Enrollment is now open.
  4. Are you taking a trip? Our session dates don’t coincide with your other activities? You no longer have to commit to a full session! We now offer a drop in day rate for enrolled families. $25 for a 1/2 day drop in and $45 for a full day.
  5. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements about our afterschool program!

As always, please let us know about any questions or program offerings you’d like to see us offer. We aim to meet the needs of families who find value in bilingualism!

Contact us at info@aventurasne.com or 402-416-7078.