About Us

Bilingual Spanish Preschool in King County, Washington

We are a Bilingual Spanish Preschool in King County, Washington, a loving, family-run school that began in 2005. We evolved out of a passion for seeing students blossom and passing on a love of the Spanish language.

In 2010, we received a Certification of Accreditation for Family Child Care, awarded by the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC). We received this award for attaining the highest standards of quality for the family child care profession.

We have been recognized by the Foundation of Early Learning at their 10th anniversary in 2010 for preparing children for success in Kindergarten.

We are also an Eco-Healthy Child Care Endorsed Program, and we were recognized by the bilingual magazine entitled Eco-Logica in 2015.

Contact Info
Phone: 425-557-7829
E-mail: lagarllito@comcast.net

Just 10 minutes south of downtown Issaquah and I-90, we have a bright, beautiful Bilingual Spanish school. The one-and-a-half-acre property has fruit trees, a garden, a chicken coop, an amazing creek with salmon, and beautiful places for the children to run and explore. We have a driveway where the kids can ride their bikes and a big playground area. The school is secure with a gated fence.

Lagarllito’s Garden
16613 Issaquah Hobart Rd. SE
Issaquah, WA 98027

Going West on I-90 take Exit 17, turn right on Front Street S. Front Street S becomes Issaquah Hobart Rd SE. Continue on Issaquah Hobart Rd SE passing a 76 gas station on the right and then a “Mirrormont” sign on the left. The school is 2 miles further on the right-hand side.

Visiting the School
Please feel free to call us and make an appointment to visit our school. Tours are Monday through Friday at 5:00 pm, 5:30 pm and 6:00 pm. We will gladly show you around, share our curriculum and answer any other questions you may have.

Lagarllito’s Teachers
Lagarllito’s Garden staff members have the following:

  • Background check
  • 30 Basic Hours Washington STARS training and 10 hours for each additional year
  • Infant/Child CPR and First Aid training
  • Bloodborne Pathogens and HIV/AIDS training
  • Reducing the Risk of SIDS Certificate
  • Food Handler’s Permit
  • TB Immunization Record
  • Completed or pursuing a CDA, associate’s or bachelor’s degree

All our teachers have a passion to work with children. They love to teach and see them succeed in their social, emotional, cognitive, language, gross motor and fine motor skills and in their creativity.

Rocio Gannaway
Maestra Rocio earned an Associate Degree in Business Management from Clatsop Community College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Business from Linfield College. After earning her degrees, she worked for a few years for two international companies.

Teaching has always interested Maestra Rocio. She has taught Spanish to children of different ages and levels since 2000. Her goal as an educator is simple: to provide children with a fun learning environment and to build a foundation for life-long learning.

Her dream came true in September of 2005 when Lagarllito’s Garden Bilingual Spanish School, a Bilingual Spanish Preschool in King County, Washington, opened its doors to group and private Saturday classes. These classes served 7-to-12-year-olds and adults. The next month, she started to teach pre-kindergarten classes, which gave her the opportunity to work with wonderful children.

In November 2008, she received her Child Development Associate (CDA) National Credentialing Program certificate. She obtained my Quality Standards for NAFCC Accreditation in January 2010. These are the highest credentials obtainable in early childhood education, and she continues to attend training classes to improve the program.

Norma Alves Milho
Mrs. Norma Alves Milho worked for the Regional Hospital in Peru for 32 years.

Norma heads the Nursery, or “Pollitos” (The Little Chicks). She dearly loves babies, delights in nurturing, playing, and teaching them. She teaches them to count, do their ABC’s, and to sing. She has a nurturing, positive, and patient personality.