The International School Nido de Aguilas

Early Childhood Center

“The paradoxical goal of raising children is that we hold them close so that they have the confidence to move away from us.”

The Early Childhood Center at Nido offers a child-centered and play-based program for three- to six-year-olds. We focus on providing a safe and nurturing environment where your children can explore the early stages of learning that will be key to their future. We support young learners in developing their language, literacy, math, science, and social emotional skills. We foster inquiry skills, as well as build learners’ capacity to learn collaboratively inside and outside the classroom. The ECC encourages students’ independence and confidence. This allows them to build an understanding of oneself as a learner, including how they learn best.

We believe in and encourage parent involvement; parents are our students’ first teachers in life. We work in partnership with families to offer the highest quality of early childhood education for all learners, differentiating according to the various needs of the individual. Our teachers and administrators communicate regularly with parents to build a strong community within the ECC.

I look forward to a year of nurturing the strengths and passions of your children and providing authentic hands-on experiences for optimal learning.

For more information regarding our early childhood program, please contact me directly at

Debra Cota

Early Childhood Center Director


ECC News
A Message from Debra Cota, ECC Director

It is amazing how quickly the semester has gone. As I reflect upon the past months and all the learning that has taken place within the ECC, it brings a smile to my face. Everyone should feel proud of the growth in each and every learner, teacher and parent involved within our division.

Read more
Nido Joins Prestigious Ashoka Changemaker Network
Nido de Aguilas was recently named an Ashoka Changemaker School. This is a prestigious designation and Nido went through a rigorous evaluation process to receive the honor.

Nido staff, board, alumni, and students recently shared our approach to education with the Ashoka community at an event welcoming the new fellows and Changemaker Schools to the network.
Read more
Powered by Finalsite