Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15th through October 15th. Here at Pine Village, Hispanic heritage is celebrated all year, but during this month, every Pine Village school will highlight the food, customs, and unique characteristics that are the foundation of our teachers lives. It is an opportunity to celebrate each of our teachers and directors, while they are able to share their background and heritage with each other, their students, and our entire Pine Village family.
Pine Village is proud to recognize and celebrate the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the Hispanic and Latino community. As a Spanish Immersion School, the Spanish language is the center of our program. We believe that learning another language is much more than just words. It gives us an opportunity to expose our children to all of the very rich cultures of the communities that speak the language we immerse ourselves in every day.
Here’s a few ways our classrooms are celebrating this month:
If you want to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month more, here are a few more events around the Boston area:
2023 Hispanic & Latino 5K: The Hispanic & Latino 5K is a local family event in Somerville celebrating Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month and highlighting the community and organizations around the area. A great time for the whole family, the event also raises money for local Hispanic and Latino non-profits!
Fiesta en La Plaza: Throughout the entire month, Boston’s City Hall Plaza is hosting a variety of events to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. With events for everyone, you can choose from theater groups, poetry readings, mariachi music salsa classes and more!
Boston Public Library Programming: Throughout September and October, the Boston Public Library is hosting a variety of events for kids including bilingual storytelling, craft time, and Latin + Meso-American/Aztec music!
Lowell Hispanic & Latinx Festival On September 30th, The Hispanic and Latinx Community of Lowell is hosting a fun-filled family day celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. The festival features an entire day of events, activities with music, food and fun!
Please join us at one of our Fall Information Sessions to learn about our Spanish language immersion programs. Hear from our directors about developmentally appropriate practices and our social emotional curriculum. See the classrooms and get a sense of what a typical day looks like for your child.
Intended for families who are currently in the process of choosing a preschool, we welcome current families to spread the word.
Info Sessions start at 6pm. No RSVP needed, but if you have any questions or want information beforehand please feel free to fill out an inquiry form for the location that you are interested in, which can be found here.
We are so happy to be introducing the Kidco Kitchen program to our Pine Village Boston locations! As an additional offering to our families, the Kidco Kitchen provides our centers with made from scratch hot lunches, yummy snacks, milk, fresh fruit and vegetables daily. We are happy to offer in-house kitchens in our following locations: Brighton, Porter Sq, Kendall, JPR & West Newton. And, coming soon: Brookline & South End!
The Kidco Kitchen is founded on a fresh, from-scratch philosophy, building children with healthy bodies and minds. Our food contains no additives, preservatives, artificial flavors or colors! Our menus are created by Chef Lisa, who is a nutrition graduate from George Brown College, are cooked by our Chefs and approved by kids! We are proud to serve a range of ethnically diverse foods, with a variety of flavors, textures and colors, to help children expand their palette and food choices at a young age. Every week the children enjoy a fish and vegetarian meal, to ensure they are receiving all the essential vitamins and minerals they need to grow.
Our menu changes with each season so that we can promote and benefit from the local produce that each new season brings. We understand the importance and complexities of your little ones allergies and intolerances and ensure that they receive a substitution of equal nutritional value! Your children’s safety is of the utmost importance to us and we have created an environment to reduce any allergen exposure.
The Kidco Kitchen uses a family style dining philosophy which improves children’s fine motor skills, promotes pride in the food they are eating, and encourages sharing healthy, nutritious meals together.
Learn more about the Kidco food philosophy here. View the menu at Pine Village Preschool here.