Our bilingual curriculum includes weekly themes, many of which are dedicated to learning the customs and practices of other cultures or people groups while still incorporating SC Early Learning Standards. This helps shape the way children see the world around them, teaching them to embrace diversity, reject racism and value education.
Children in our program are learning at a high dual language academic level, not only to be prepared for primary school, but also to impact the world. Exposing your child to a Christian, bilingual and multicultural environment from an early age leads to an appreciation of diversity, better problem-solving skills and greater opportunities in today’s global economy.
Our goal is to serve the community of the Midlands in every way we can!
Programs are for children from 30 months to 11 years old!
Curriculum is 50% teacher-initiated and 50% student-initiated. We meet South Carolina “Good Start, Grow Smart” standards so that every child is ready for Kindergarten.
Spanish lesson where they practice reading, writing and conversing in the Spanish language.
Partial-language immersion program. Each week follows a different theme and includes fun games and activities that teach Spanish vocabulary and simple phrases.
It’s important to introduce sports programs at a young age because makes it more likely that they continue to be active as they grow older. Preschool sports programs provide a safe and low pressure environment for your child to first learn about sports and how to play cooperatively with others.
We encourage our children to exercise their wonderful imagination. One of the best ways to stimulate their creativity is by getting them up and moving with songs.
As an nonprofit, we know our services extend to the families of our students. We host Bilingual Family Nights every other month where we often have guest speakers experts in Early Education, diversity, childcare, nutrition, infant psychology and many other topics around parenting.
We teach our students to give back to the community by exposing them to different environments outside their context. We believe children that begin to do community services at an early age have increased self-esteem with the realization that they can make a difference
Children explore their senses by playing alone and with others. Free play and recreation times allow for student-led exploration, physical development and social interaction with peers. We prepare our spaces for them to explore and respond to learning. Not only to become students who will cooperate with others and approach learning with joy, but also happier people who will not lose their love of play.
I am so grateful that a wonderful school like My Amigos Bilingual Education Center is in West Columbia! Since my daughter was born I knew she needed to have a bilingual education and this is all possible thanks to MABEC! The teachers and all the staff are great and make you feel like family. My husband and I are extremely satisfied with our daughter's education so we highly recommend this school to everyone!!
Es un centro educativo que llena nuestras expectativas y justo lo que queremos que aprendan nuestros hijos, recomiendo que no dejen a sus hijos en casa My Amigos es un Centro Educativo especializado en la enseñanza a temprana edad con mucha experiencia y garantizando a nosotros los padres que nuestros pequeños se sentirán y estarán muy bien.
MABEC is an amazing FULL DAY BILINGUAL preschool. The staff and teachers are spectacular. I know my daughter will be fully prepared for kindergarten next year, in both English and Spanish! If you truly want the best for your child, you need to send them to MABEC!
Thrilled to say my kids got their start at My Amigos!