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About Us

our story

Casa de Corazón is a Spanish immersion early learning program committed to providing socially responsible education to our children in a healthy, compassionate, intercultural environment.
Our vision

To intentionally increase the social impact of early childhood education through impeccable standards of professional development, honest communication, mutual respect, community engagement, accountability, and innovation in a supportive and caring learning environment.

What is intercultural?

Intercultural is beyond multicultural, which is where multiple cultures coexist alongside one another. Intercultural is beyond cross-cultural, which is where cultures learn from one another.

In intercultural communities, we connect with one another in a reciprocal, mutual, and inclusive celebration of all cultures. We strive for equality, justice, and meaningful relationship building that allows us to honor our heritage while respecting others. While we learn from each other’s cultures, we may also examine our own culture more deeply. Through intercultural community engagement, we allow ourselves to be changed.

At Casa de Corazón, our mission is to provide inclusive, diverse daycare services within the communities we serve. Our staff members as well as our enrolled children and their families engage in our intercultural community. As a result of this engagement, our lives are permanently enriched.

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Merary Zubrzycki
Chief Operations Officer

Favorite Core Value: Bilingualism, I see it every day with my daughter Amelia, how powerful it is for her to be able to communicate in both languages even when at home the main language is English.

Job Responsibilities: Director Management, Licensing Supervision, Family Policies, Oversee Accreditation

Country of Origin: Mexico

Kelly Peterson
Franchise Development & Support Specialist

Favorite Core Value: Extended Family because I adore my Casa Familia and I would’ve never believed something like this existed in my home state of Minnesota 🙂  AND Healthy and Holistic Impact because I love being intentional about how our business affects Mother Earth.

Job Responsibilities: Franchise Development, Start Up Support, Operations Support

Country of Origin: United States

Wendy G. Letran
Academic Coordinator

Favorite Core Value: Life-Changing Innovation & Perpetual Growth. Because Casa is innovative, and because I have discovered my passion in this place as a teacher. I have learned how to value every single moment of the day with the children. As an Administrator being able to proactively work for each family for the best of their children. As a Curriculum Coordinator always sharing experiences and looking for fun ideas for others to put in practice in the classroom. As a Trainer, preparing specific trainings that are designed only for Casa Members to provide the best of the best for our kids, families and teachers. And now, about to initiate a new journey as future owners, confirm that this Core Value, describes my journey here – literally Life-Changing Innovation & Perpetual Growth!

Job Responsibilities: Curriculum, Gold Assessments

Country of Origin: Guatemala

Jansel Hernandez
Visionary & Special Projects Leader

Favorite Core Value: Life-Changing Innovation. Because a large part of my work depends on creating initiatives that provide quality and innovation to Casa de Corazón and this is something I enjoy.

Job Responsibilities: Innovation, Big Relationships, Problem Solving, Culture, Philanthropy, Special Projects

Country of Origin: Dominican Republic

Javiera Royzman
Human Resource Specialist

Favorite Core Value: Hard to pick! I love our core value of Bilingualism as its important personally and I think it goes hand in hand with Pioneering Interculturality. I love being able to speak and teach Spanish to our students while also instilling value in learning about and respecting other cultures as well as their own!

Job Responsibilities: Policies, Compliance, Hiring + Visas, Volunteer & Intern Program, Onboarding & Orientation, Benefits

Country of Origin: Chile

Tammy Santander
Financial Administrator

Favorite Core Value: I have to choose Living Whole-heartedly as I see that as the foundation for all of our other core values. Coming from the non-profit sector, it was very important for me to find a company that aligned with my values and sense of mission to make the world better and more loving and that would put people over profits. I found the perfect fit with Casa and am so happy to put my whole heart into my work to partner with families to profoundly impact the world for children!

Job Responsibilities: Budgeting, Tuition & Fees, Payroll, Accounts Receivable & Accounts Payable, Inventory

Country of Origin: United States

Mallory French
Marketing Manager

Favorite Core Value: Pioneering Interculturality! It is truly incredible to see the backgrounds, traditions, cultures, cuisines, and music that these teachers bring to the children. Having my son experience this first-hand and watching him learn and grow through Casa has been an amazing opportunity that I know will impact the rest of his life. Even something as simple as incorporating a country of the month into the curriculum will give these teachers the opportunity for them to share everything they love about their country with the children of Casa.

Job Responsibilities: Advertising & Public Relations, Brand Positioning & Strategy, Communications, Design, Community Engagement

Country of Origin: United States

Katie Herdan
Staff Development Coordinator

Favorite Core Value: My favorite Casa Core Value is Extended Family! The staff, children, and families of Casa hold a very special place in my heart. I love coming to work every day because I am at home with FAMILY. Whether it’s stopping by the classrooms for some love, having a friendly chat with a parent, or sharing a laugh with a coworker… SOMOS CASA.

Job Responsibilities: Events & Activities, Staff Development, Onboarding, Training

Country of Origin: United States



Celebrating 19 Years!

We are so honored to be celebrating Casa de Corazón’s 19th Anniversary. Almost two decades ago, Casa de Corazón began providing a well-rounded child care option to parents that would incorporate language immersion and environmentalism in the core curriculum. With this achievement, we are the oldest Spanish immersion, NAEYC and Parent Aware certified child care center in the Twin Cities. Thank you to all the parents, teachers and community partners that have made this possible — we couldn’t have done it without you!