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About Us

Spanish for fun! Duraleigh, Raleigh
Infant and Toddler Center

Sff! Infant and toddler Center is the most charming center of all, since we receive children from 6 weeks to 2 years old. Tenderness and affection abounds around us.

Every day is a new adventure, our loving teachers are dedicated and careful, they understand that each child has individual needs and different ways of learning, so they take the time to help each child discover, in their own way, a fascinating world of play and learning.

Children become bilingual by learning Spanish in a very natural and active environment that encourages them to be responsible, critical, participative, prepared and open for an intercultural dialogue while remaining conscious of their own cultural identity! Sff! students are offered a variety of possibilities to play, discover and share.

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Spanish for fun! Owners, Gabriela and Rob Lowry

Our Philosophy

Sff!’s play-based philosophy is to allow to children learn on their own terms and at their own pace in a learning environment that is natural for their age groups. Our play–based curriculum, which is taught entirely in Spanish, gives students the tools they need to become academically successful in both Spanish and English. Additionally, we also know that nurturing a child’s social emotional state is just as important. Therefore, we expose students to Dr. Gary Chapman’s innovative 5 love languages to promote social-emotional development. Spanish for fun!’s Duraleigh learning center’s unique curriculum, which borrows from Spanish immersion curriculum, international curriculum and North Carolina’s early education creative curriculum, paired with our emotional development methods is the Spanish for fun difference!

Our play-based philosophy means that children learn on their own terms and at their own pace in learning environments that are natural for their age groups. This is very important for a child’s development. According to the National Association for the Education of Young Children there is much more to play than meets the eye. Along with reducing stress and childhood obesity, play has shown to help children to develop cognitive skills, with vocabulary acquisition, social skills and more.

Meet The Director

Veronica Rivera  
Duraleigh Director

Veronica Rivera is from Mexico and has been with Sff! for almost 7 years.She has Early Childhood Credentials and Early Childhood Administration Credentials, and is currently working on her Early Childhood Associate Degree.

Veronica loves being a part of the Sff! Family because children are her passion. Her interest in Sff! began when she saw her older sister working for Sff! a few years ago, seeing her prepare to teach the children and take the time to look for activities that were appropriate for their age. Her younger sister is also a teacher at Sff! Wake Forest. One of her favorite pastimes is to take walks to see nature, watch movies and make arts and crafts.

She has a beautiful 3-year-old son who attends the Glenwood location, and is expecting her second baby. She is very proud to be part of Sff! Duraleigh Team.

Our Teachers

teachers of Spanish for fun preschool center

Passionate, Professional
and Nurturing.

Our Duraleigh staff cultivates relationships with parents through involvement and communication. Sff! teachers provide a supportive atmosphere that encourages children to develop physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively.

Spanish for fun! curriculum is taught entirely in Spanish so your child will learn Spanish in a fun, natural way. Children exposed to other cultures are inspired to explore a world beyond their own. Therefore, our bilingual teachers are trained in the latest language acquisition teaching methods.

Spanish for fun has been one of the best
decisions that my wife and I have ever made.

-Jason and Charlene Cassidy

Call 919.881.1695 or fill out the form and we will contact you!
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Want to know if Sff! is the right fit for your family? We understand that choosing the right childcare program for your family can feel overwhelming. We encourage you to take a tour of your desired location so that you can check out the facilities, meet the staff and learn more about our unique curriculum. We are looking forward to meeting you!

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