At Aventuras we are true believers...
We believe that all children should have fun, be inspired and engaged while learning.
We believe that all children should be treated with respect, be given opportunities to play, explore and experiment, make mistakes and learn from them, and discover who they are and what they’re capable of, without being judged.
We believe that all children deserve access to spaces where they can develop healthy, creative, confident, and kind minds and bodies, so that they can reach their full potential, succeed and be happy.
We believe that parents and teachers need to be partners, working together towards the common goal of providing children with unconditional guidance, love and care.
We believe that learning a second language, and the culture associated with it, gives children a competitive advantage and helps them grow into more tolerant and respectful global citizens.
We believe that all of us have the responsibility to take care of our planet, and teach others to take care of it as well.
We believe in the power of strong, supporting communities.
-- Si, yo también lo creo!
The "A" Team
Founder + Director
Carolina has a bachelor's degree in Industrial Design, and 20+ years of experience in Product Design, Graphics, Marketing + Communications, and Strategy. She has worked for small and large corporations, and non-profit organizations, both as an employee and as an independent contractor. In the last few years Carolina shifted her focus to the education sector and has dedicated her time to studying Early Childhood Education, Yoga and Mindfulness for kids, and Business Administration. In 2017, along with a small team of parents, she opened a Spanish Immersion Montessori Preschool, currently serving children in Diamond Heights. She has hundreds of hours of experience in the elementary school setting as volunteer teacher assistant, as well as a Spanish tutor for kids and adults.
Carolina is a native and proud Colombian who moved to San Francisco nineteen years ago looking for new adventures and opportunities. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, practicing yoga, playing soccer and tennis, designing stuff, listening and dancing to music, dreaming, believing, and exploring the world.
Edith has a bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts Education, and an associate degree in Multimedia Design. She nurtures a passion for education, believing that education is the cornerstone of every caring society. As a teacher in community centers in Argentina for more than two years, Edith learned the value of using creative art and playful activities in an effort to bring communities together; with the aim of educating children in certain districts around the city of Buenos Aires.
Edith enjoys painting with watercolors, especially while eating rice pudding (chocolate version). She is a young Argentinian enthusiast of dance, all types of music, and enjoys outdoor activities such as backpacking with occasional breaks for yerba mate - an Argentinian tea-like drink.
Marcela has a bachelor's degree in Visual Arts with emphasis in painting and sculpture. She deepened her knowledge in sculpture in Brazil and then she relocated to Paris to closely study masterpieces in museums and art history. She also studied theater. Marcela is a native Spanish speaker who comes from Colombia.
Marcela has taught art for more than ten years. She believes in the power of art and languages to foster creativity and autonomy, and to inspire transformative ideas to create together a better world.
She enjoys chocolate ice cream, hikes, and likes to dance salsa.