La Familia Cooperativa Spanish Immersion Preschool

Oakland, CA

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Home-Based Daycare/Preschool
DSS Facility License #: 
Mayra Hernandez
Contact Frankie 510 932 8317 Span/Eng
lafamiliacoop [at]
Maximum Capacity: 
Language(s) Spoken: 
English, Spanish
Ages Served: 
32 months - 60 months
Monthly Cost: 
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
9:00am - 2:00pm
Additional Services & Features: 
Afternoon option, Sibling discount, Lunch provided, Snacks provided, Organic options
About Our Program: 

La Familia is a play-based preschool, based in the wonderful home of La Maestra, located near the Melrose Library, just off of High Street in East Oakland. Each day we provide healthy organic meals, in a patient, loving and safe environment. Our community is made up of a wonderful mix of multiracial and multicultural families, representing a range of spiritual beliefs. Mandatory work shifts, monthly meetings and team roles expected. We are looking for bilingual or Spanish-speaking families. Limited space available for families who are Spanish learners. For more information email lafamiliacoop [at] and please include NUEVA FAMILIA in capital letters in the Subject line. Mas informacion o en Espanol llama Frankie a 510 932 8317 gracias!

Parent Reviews

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If a parent in household speaks fluent Spanish, I HIGHLY recommend either La Familia (part-time only), or Las Semillitas.  Both in Oakland.  My daughter went to both, and it was great community, great social-emotional, and 100% in Spanish and in culture.

La Familia is exactly what its name indicates - a family. My daughter went to preschool at La Familia five years ago, and the people we met when she started there are still family to us. Maestra Mayra is gentle, wise and patient. She infuses the rich, co-created curriculum with indigenous eco-literacy, art and love. She has a gift for seeing the whole child and for knowing each child as an individual. I see now that the time I spent in co-op meetings and doing work-shifts were an investment in our long-term quality of life as a family. We were building lasting community and a sense of extended family for our daughter. She's in 3rd grade now and still says ''I miss La Familia'' on a regular basis. Thankfully, we still all get together often. In fact, I may see you (potential new family) at the next Día de Muertos or Día de la Madre celebration!