La Escuelita - Give. Build. Thrive.

We need you to help invest in our children's futures.

In 2020, we will begin construction on a new La Escuelita classroom at La Casa Hogar to sustain and grow our bilingual early education programs.

Children at La Casa often cannot access pre-school education elsewhere. Already at a disadvantage to succeed in kindergarten, these children could fall behind their peers before they are 5 years old. La Escuelita welcomes them so these families and our Valley can thrive.

Children playing at La Casa Hogar

Yakima County Quick Facts:

Children living in poverty

Yakima

Children living in poverty in Yakima: 30%

State Average

Children living in poverty in Washington State average: 14%

Adults without High School Diploma or GED

Yakima

Adults without high school diploma or GED in Yakima: 27%

State Average

Adults without high school diploma or GED in Washington State average: 9%
Children on a field trip at La Casa Hogar

$1M

Our goal of $1M includes three years of operating expenses

Mother and child at La Casa Hogar

About La Escuelita

La Escuelita serves children ages 2 1/2 - 5, who do not otherwise access pre-school education. Their parents are taking Adult Education classes such as English, pre-GED and more. Unfortunately, many parents give up their own educational dreams because they cannot find trusted and affordable childcare or pre-school; La Casa’s Escuelita eliminates that barrier for families. STEM-based education and “The Creative Curriculum” guide classes. Each child’s development is measured and evaluated while dedicated teachers ensure children stay on track, preventing long term disparities. La Casa serves an average of 40-50 children and parents, primarily mothers, through co-located parent education classes.

And thank you for investing in your Yakima Valley!

Children playing at La Casa Hogar

A new escuelita means...

Thank you for investing in your Yakima Valley!