La Academia de Bahia

La Academia de Bahia launched in September 2010.


La Academia de Bahia is our part-time three hour bilingual (Spanish-English) preschool program located at 1718 8th Street.  Academia program operates 175 days a year from September through the middle of June. Childcare slots are open for subsidized and full-fee families. La Academia de Bahia’s curriculum is a Spanish Immersion pre-kindergarten readiness program.  Similar to Centro VIDA, La Academia de Bahia provides a play-based curriculum that is age-appropriate, and meets the developmental needs of children and follows the Learning Foundations. Our classroom and teachers provide opportunities for children to learn through play and exploration in a warm, caring and bilingual learning environment. Children are bi-annually assessed utilizing the Desired Results Developmental Profile 


This assists our teachers in planning appropriate learning experiences for each preschool age child that meets their age and a continuum of learning and growing goals/objectives. Parent conferences are provided bi-annually for parents to check-in with teachers regarding their child's assessments and progress at Academia de Bahia.


Children are grouped by birthday and year of birth


Corazones: (3 year old classroom) 12 children; 1 Teacher and 1 Teaching Assistant

Estrellas: (4 year old classroom) 12 children; 1 Teacher and 1 Teaching Assistant

Hours of operation: 9:00AM-12:00PM – September to mid June (175 days)

Total Enrollment: 24 Children


For more information about La Academia de Bahia, please call (510) 525-1463. 

  • BAHIA, Inc. operates on a non-discriminatory basis, affording equal treatment and access to services for all without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color or mental or physical disability.

  • BAHIA, Inc. welcomes the enrollment of children with disabilities and other special needs and implements reasonable accommodations for such children as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

  • BAHIA, Inc. does not provide religious instruction or worship, nor will any child development program funds be used for the general support of any private church-related activity or event.

  • BAHIA, Inc. has a procedure for receiving and handling complaints which is on file in the office. 

  • BAHIA Inc. has designated our Operations Manager as the person responsible for receiving and investigating complaints.  Parents have the right to appeal any adverse action.

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