My First Academy
Spanish Immersion Parent's Day Out Program
By Language Kids World
Our motto, Ad Futura Cum Spe, is Latin for “Looking into the future with hope”.
We believe all children have the capacity to reach their full potential, and we stive to meet children’s developmental needs while giving them the tools to become bilingual and thrive both academically and emotionally, providing children with a strong foundation for the future.
Children need to feel safe and loved to thrive and learn. Our program provides a rich and nurturing environment that is designed to help young learners develop trusting relationships with their teachers, so they are confident to explore, learn and develop their imagination through purposeful play.
Meet Our Founder
Vanessa Simpson, M.Ed.
Founder and Director of Education
Vanessa Simpson has had a passion for foreign languages from an early age. While in high school, she began tutoring students in English and, while going to Law School, more than 20 years ago, she started a small language school in her Mexico City home teaching languages to children and adults. After finishing her law degree and moving to Houston, her passion for teaching led her to complete a master’s degree in Bilingual Education at Houston Baptist University and launch Language Kids World, an education company specializing in teaching foreign languages to young children which has been operating in the Houston area for more than 10 years and has helped more than 10,000 children learn another language.
All our educators are exceptional and enthusiastic professionals who have experience working with children and have received extensive training in our language acquisition methodology to guide children through the exciting process of foreign language learning.
Our degreed teachers are native Spanish speakers to have native-like proficiency, which will help children acquire proper grammar and pronunciation.
Our teachers create a warm and nurturing environment that fosters creativity and love of learning by using constructive discipline to help maintain a positive atmosphere full of love, empathy, acceptance and structure.
Our nurturing and responsive teachers encourage learning by creating a predictable learning environment that ignites children’s interest and invites them to explore, promoting independence.
All our teachers have been tested for linguistic proficiency in their native language, are CPR and First Aid certified and have been background checked and fingerprinted.
What parents are saying about our programs
Since we are just starting our Parent's Day Out Program, the reviews below reflect parents' opinions about Language Kids World, our sister company, who shares the same founder and director of education, as well as the same philosophy of education.
This school is amazing. It worth every penny i paid for. My girls 9 & 7 always attend to french camp during the summer. This yr we decided to try Language Kids World, even though it was 1 hr away from home. The girls learned: days of the week, months of the year, weather,animals, food, and members of the family and a lot songs that they keep singing over and over. All of that during 3 weeks camp session. Pretty impressive to me. Especially since they did not learned as much before. Plus the customer services from the secretary is amazing. She helped register and always super quick to answer my emails.
I had one of my kids in the Mandarin, French and Spanish camps. My child had fun in all three of them. In particular, my child liked the Spanish one at the Museum of Natural Science where he heard about Aztec and Mayan legends and also got to sing and move around in Spanish. The groups are mixed in terms of ages so that was a welcomed change from the typical school structure.
My children have enjoyed both the after school classes and summer camps in Spanish for the last couple of years. I can tell they truly improve their Spanish when immersed for longer periods of time. I know the language material is well thought out and crafted to be interactive, educational, and fun. I highly recommend Language Kids World!
My kids are wrapping up their 3rd week at Language Kids Spanish immersion in Houston and all I can say is WOW! My kids had never learned Spanish before and although the first week was tough going into a full immersion program, they are already talking in full sentences, they have learned a huge amount of words, and they are having a blast. I am so happy with this program and highly recommend it! Vanessa has also been fantastic and very accommodating for our family.
One of the best experiences for my child and I ♥️
In past summers, our kids have participated in Spanish and Mandarin immersion camps with Language Kids. We keep coming back because we love the teachers’ enthusiasm, joyful learning style, and welcoming presence. This summer, we tuned in for virtual classes and once again Language Kids did not disappoint! Thank you, Ms. Vanessa and team!
My children enjoyed attending Language Kids World’s Spanish camp at the Rice Village location this summer. It helped my daughter feel comfortable about starting Spanish-immersion Pre-Kindergarten at Wharton Dual Language Academy and my son retain the Spanish he learned the previous school year.
I was initially hesitant to enroll my 5-year old twins in one of the last weeks of Language World's camps since they hadn't had the same level of exposure to Spanish as other children enrolled in the entire summer program. In addition, my son was adamant about not wanting to attend. After talking with program director, I enrolled my twins for the week. (I made a deal with my son that if he would go the first day to at least see if he liked the program, if he didn't, he could call and I would come pick him up.) My son never called; in fact, each day I picked my children up, my son said he'd "had the best day ever!" And even after just one week of total immersion, my twins were teaching me words in Spanish.
This place is amazing! My 5.5-year-old loves the summer camp, even though it's online this year because of the Covid-19 thing. They did a great job developing the online curriculum. My son is engaged all the time with conversations and crafts. And I feel that 1.5 hours are just the right length. He happened to be taught by two teachers and both were great. I will recommend the camp to children who have some basic knowledge of Spanish. They also offer Spanish classes and we might check those out later.
Our kids have the best summer camp experience at Language Kids World. After the first week they were asking if they would get to go back next summer. The teachers are so caring and professional, the activities were engaging and they came home excited to share what they learned about other countries and cultures. The care and planning they put into making sure we felt safe sending our kids there was another big reason we were happy to go there this summer. I highly recommend.
My boys (10y/o and 7 y/o) loved this camp. It was wholesome, welcoming and the staff was attentive and very sweet - especially Ms. Luz! Both sons also came home with noticeably improved Spanish fluency!
Excellent! My kid was in the summer camp and it was great! The teachers and the method. He was so happy. We love it!
My daughter just completed a week of virtual French camp. It was well coordinated, fun and interactive. I especially appreciated all the advance communication about the day to day activities so I could have her prepared. My daughter enjoyed it so much she wants to keep practicing all summer...and that says a lot! Thanks for a great week!
My 4 children learn a lot from the Spanish camp online. Vanessa does a great job. She makes it fun and simple. The kids pick up Spanish very naturally. Thank you, Vanessa!
David and Connie V.
My little one did one week at the Science Museum location... beside we already love the place ... my son enjoined the camp so much. The teachers are amazing as well as the activities. They learn playing with songs and may activities. I do highly recommend this camp for any kid. Plus they are very good keeping the kids safe. Looking forward to another time with them.
My son did a couple of weeks at Spanish camp with Language Kids this summer and I am really impressed by this camp. Not only did he learn a lot of Spanish but he had so much fun! All the teachers were amazing and very sweet. I also loved the themes, he learned about different cultures. We look forward to next summer!!
The most professional language program I have ever seen. This summer camp was just what my kids needed: academics plus play, a perfect mix to make a fun and enjoyable week. Loved it and would go back in a heart beat! Thank you Kids Language World for taking such wonderful care of my kids.
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