Bilingual Child Academy is dedicated to providing language enrichment classes in a learner centered environment by implementing a carefully selected curriculum and creating a nurturing atmosphere where children of all ages can flourish both socially and emotionally in a global world. The children served by The Bilingual Child Academy will be surrounded with experiences that will foster physical, social, academic, emotional, cultural and cognitive growth to build a community of learners for the future.
Our Vision is founded on the advantages of growing up multilingual and promoting a community of bilingualism. We believe that children learn languages easily early in life, and knowing a second language is a huge advantage later in life. Bilingual Child Academy is committed to providing children with an environment that fosters enthusiasm for learning and language acquisition in a hands-on, child centered, culturally rich environment. Bilingual Child Academy’s developmentally appropriate Dual Spanish Immersion curriculum will help develop school readiness, exposure to cultural diversity, self awareness, and social and emotional well-being so that preschool children can feel capable, connected, important and independent. BCA’s dedication to children extends to school-age learners who are at a perfect age to enrich their lives through language and cultural learning in order to build a community of learners which extends beyond the world they know.
~ Inspiring Minds for a World of Possibilities
WE ARE HERE TO SERVE YOU!
HOLLYWOOD PARK: Opened for Operation in August 2011 in the beautiful wooded neighborhood of Hollywood Park. We are safely tucked away behind mature oak trees surrounded by a green belt where the children often watch the deer roam. We are located on two properties converted to a campus style school. Each class is small and homey. With easy access to 1604 & 281, it is an ideal location to parents to find enrichment for their children.
- Owners: Natalia Evans & Pilar De La Vega
- Director: Pilar De La Vega
- Office Manager: Dalia Diaz
STONE OAK: Our 2nd location opened in July 2014. Located in the fast growing and bustling neighborhood of Stone Oak, this location provides families looking for a more traditional school setting, an opportunity to find Spanish and dual opportunities for their young children.
- Owners: Natalia Evans & Pilar De La Vega
- Director: Natalia Evans
- Office Manager: Iryna Rybachok
- Assistant Director: Bedelia Lopez
** All Bilingual Child Academy Staff undergoes an extensive interview and hiring process. Which includes background check with DFPS, FBI Fingerprinting, CPR & First Aid certification with Infant CPR, 8 hours of Orientation, and 2 month in-class training. In addition we do random drug testing at various times throughout the year.
About our Owners
Natalia & Warren Evans
Ms. Natalia is the heart and soul of BCA and the visionary behind its wonderful curriculum. She is the mother of two teenage boys, and has been married to her husband Warren for 20 years, but she is also a teacher at heart. Natalia Graduated from Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio. San Antonio is in her blood. She then obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Texas State University and got into teaching. Natalia has been in education for 20 years as a classroom teacher for several surrounding districts in Dual and Spanish Immersion classrooms. She holds a Doctorate in Education, a Master’s in Educational Leadership, as well as several TEA Texas teacher’s certifications in Early Childhood, Elementary, Gifted & Talented, and Bilingual/ESL. BCA is her dream realized thanks to the wonderful support of her mother Pilar.
Pilar De La Vega Sorgente & Antonio Sorgente
Ms. Pili is the other half of BCA and her supportive husband Antonio Sorgente is often seen as the resident handyman around the school. Pilar and Antonio have been married for 13 years. They met 14 years ago when Antonio came to visit from his native Italy, and stayed after he met Pilar. Pilar and Antonio owned an Italian restaurant for many years but sold it to focus all their time at BCA.
Pilar is business visionary. Pilar holds several degrees in Business and recently retired from a fortune 500 company in the field of International Business. Before that, she worked in Mexico for the Department of Education (DIF) in Mexico City and worked in opening up schools in rural communities. She is fluent in three languages and knows the importance of being bilingual. However, before she began her career in business and at DIF, she worked as a preschool teacher and administrator in Cd. Juarez. She feels like she came full circle to help her daughter, Natalia Evans achieve her dream of opening up this school.
Overall, BCA is a family run business. And we are glad to welcome all our families into the BCA family!