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  • iFundWomen Crowdfunding Campaign

    LyC is raising $25k to secure

    a location and begin our buildout.

  • ABOUT

    Luna y Cielo Playroom + Spanish Learning Center in Chicago is a place where all children can learn about and celebrate different Latinx cultures, practice their Spanish, and just simply play. Our long term dream is to open a brick and mortar storefront to host bilingual play + Spanish classes. Although this pandemic has slowed down our dreams...it definitely has given us some time to pump the breaks a little and slowly build up our dream.

     

    Concept (these photos are not mine...they are a representation of what LyC aspires to include)

    Bilingual biliterate and bilcultural

  • What we offer

    Children and their adults will immerse themselves in culture and language with...

    Spanish Classes

    Classes for all ages and levels

    Luna y Cielo is on a mission to offer Spanish classes to young children from birth until 8 years old.

     

    Luna y Cielo tiene la misión de ofrecer clases de Español a niñxs pequeñxs desde el nacimiento hasta los 8 años.

    Play

    Culturally Appropriate Play

    We will have a bilingual imaginary playroom. Each area will have toquecitos of Latinx cultures.

     

    Tendremos una sala de juegos imaginaria. Cada zona tendrá toquecitos de culturas Latinxs.

    Café y Antojitos

    Latinx Inspired Drinks and Appetizers

    Having coffee is essential to operate as parents. Our plans will include a local community coffee shop to provide the energy needed to refuel and to pair with delicious tamales, empandas and pasteles.

     

    Tomar café es fundamental para operar como padres. Nuestrxs planes incluirán una cafetería comunitaria local para proporcionar la energía necesaria para repostar y para acompañar deliciosos tamales, empandas y pasteles.

    Mercadito

    Local Latinx Artisan goods

    Our mercadito will offer local artisans + vendors a space to sell their Latinx and bilingual inspired items.

     

    Nuestro mercadito ofrecerá a lxs artesanxs + vendedorxs locales un espacio para vender sus artículos de inspiración Latinx.

  • Interviews

    Lia Catalina Podcast Interview

    Wonderful Women of Instagram

    Tech Rise Chicago

    Investor Pitch 7/9

    Live with Evergreen Counseling

    Live with Paulina Roe

    Elevating La Cultura

  • Grants Won

  • Resources

    Brilliant Biliterates

    The mission of Brilliant Biliterates is to provide resources to bilingual / multilingual parents and educators who are looking for ways to support the biliteracy (or multi literacy) development of children throughout the different stages of their lives.

    This website is for you if you are:

    –A parent who wishes to learn more about how to promote bilingualism, biliteracy and multicultural awareness among your children as they get older, perhaps because you have begun to see your child lose interest (or the capability) in communicating in their home language.

    –A parent who wishes to introduce a second, or third language, to your child but are unsure what multilingual resources are available for children and adolescents.

    –Secondary bilingual education teachers in search of high quality resources in the minority language that help promote the bilingual development of your students.

    Specifically, in this website, you will find blog articles pertaining to bilingualism/multilingualism, linguistic and cultural ideologies, multicultural identity and other topics, particularly geared towards middle and high school children. You can also find authentic Spanish language resources for students from Grades 6-12, as well as resources in other languages such as French, Italian and Portuguese.

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