Testimonials

Our family moved to Virginia four years ago, and we wanted to ensure that our children maintained a link to their heritage via the Spanish language. The options in elementary schools are very limited, and we worried that the boys' skills would diminish, or worse, be lost. Then, we discovered ChiCeLaCu! and we could not be happier!!!  

The Director and staff have far exceeded our expectations. Our children have thrived in ChiCeLaCu!’s supportive, effective, and safe environment. As parents, we especially appreciate the center’s willingness to adapt the teaching methods to the unique needs and personality of each student. ChiCeLaCu! allows each child to make maximum progress, while having fun and this is especially pleasing to see.”

Paul Rannik, (Sons ages 8 and 9).

“My sons have been attending ChiCeLaCu! for over three years, and they enjoy going. The teachers are great with the students, and the Director Mrs. Santamaria has been amazing with my sons. I love that the teachers teach the children not only Spanish but about the different Latin cultures. We have enjoyed our time at ChiCeLaCu! and continue to do so.”

Clara Rannik (Sons, ages 8 and 9).
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“ChiCeLaCu! is a place where children not only learn Spanish but also gain an appreciation for their culture as well as the many others represented at the school. The Director and staff are highly trained and committed to their work and their students. It is truly an exceptional place!”

Monica and Braxton Cook (Sons, ages 5 and 7).


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  “My son has been attending weekly classes and summer camp at ChiCeLaCu! since he was 4 years old. He’ll be turning 9 this summer, and we love ChiCeLaCu! My son has not only made tremendous leaps in his knowledge of the Spanish language — both written and spoken — but has also gained an understanding of the history and culture of Spanish-speaking countries. He has learned through books, conversation, art projects, presentations, shared meals, festivals, plays, poems, songs, and more. ChiCeLaCu!’s director and teachers have always been flexible in meeting my son’s needs and in making learning fun!”

Carol Adams Rivera (Son, age 8).