Experience The #MisAmigosWay
Over Two Decades Of Top Rated, Best-In-Class Spanish Full Immersion


Welcome To The The Twin Cities’ Best Spanish Immersion Program

We do everything you’d expect from a preschool, except we do it all in Spanish! We serve mainly English-speaking families who want their children to learn to speak another language. The earlier your kiddo starts, the easier it is! Kids often don’t even realize that they are learning another language – they’re just learning and having fun. It is so amazing to watch!

Since 2001, when it was the only Spanish immersion school in the area, Mis Amigos has grown to care for over 200 children across 4 locations. With the highest rating of 4 Stars from Parent Aware© and accreditation from The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), you can be confident of quality.

An Environment That Supports Teachers As Much As Children

Your child’s teachers receive expert training and professional development, and work in a nurturing environment that allows them to concentrate on being the best for their students. A 2022 Star Tribune Top Place To Work award reflects our commitment to our staff.

Give Your Child The World For A Bright, Positive Future

Give Your Child The World For A Bright, Positive Future

Watch your child become a global citizen in a world where it’s increasingly important to love people with different backgrounds. In the care of qualified, native-Spanish-speaking teachers, your child not only learns another language, they connect with the world.

Complete Spanish Immersion Gives Your Child A Lifelong Edge

Evidence shows a link between childhood language immersion and enhanced problem-solving skills, stronger spatial relation abilities, and a boost in their creativity. Give your child an edge with a full Spanish immersion program that accelerates their cognitive growth.

Complete Spanish Immersion Gives Your Child A Lifelong Edge

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Kindergarten-Ready With An Exceptional Curricula

Teachers combine a proprietary curriculum with thematic and play-based learning activities. Also taught in Spanish, the Creative Curriculum® and projects that combine science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) prepare your child for the future.

Join A Community Committed To These Core Values


Every child and staff member receives the respect they deserve.


A positive, growth-minded, and optimistic mindset keep spirits up.


We act with integrity, honesty, and transparency in all we do.


We help and support each other just as family does.


Mis Amigos and our staff are dedicated to continuous improvement.

What Sets Us Apart:

Are you a passionate educator looking to make a lasting, positive impact on the lives of young students? We’re looking for teachers to join our team of long-serving, dedicated professionals who spend their days sparking learning and creating joy! 

If you’re ready to move into a career that makes a difference, and you:

  • Consider yourself a natural, empathetic leader
  • Have work experience and/or educational background in ECE
  • Are a strong verbal and written communicator with some tech-savvy
  • Can physically complete the tasks necessary to care for small children, and
  • Agree with and can deliver on our mission to provide exceptional care and learning 

then please apply today! We can’t wait to meet you.

We aren’t just a bilingual daycare. Teachers actively teach Spanish through our curriculum so that your little one absorbs their new language with ease.

Your child receives the best possible nourishment to supercharge their learning with meals from Agra Culture Kitchen, full of nutritious whole foods, and free of artificial ingredients, preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, and more.

We believe in reusing available resources around us and preserving what we already have. Whether it’s repurposing an existing building within the community for expansion or keeping equipment in tip-top shape, we utilize every opportunity to reduce our environmental footprint.

Teachers maintain a close, loving relationship with your little one, so they feel supported throughout their educational journey.

I grew up in Indiana and have always been fascinated by other cultures. My first Spanish class was my freshman year of high school, and I fell in love with both the language and the culture of Latin America. I loved immersing myself in the culture and diversity of Mis Amigos when my oldest child attended in 2004. So, in 2005, when the founders of the school decided to move on, it seemed like a perfect fit for me to become the owner and Executive Director.

Our tagline is “Giving Children the World.” I feel we are doing just that! We are opening their eyes to new people, new cultures, new experiences that I hope will stay with them for a lifetime. Learning diversity at a young age is critical. This is why I’ve devoted all these years to the school and to these students. It is my mission. I feel we are changing the world – one child at a time.

Thank you for your interest in our school. We are looking forward to working together with you to change the lives of your children!

Dawn Uribe
Owner / CEO / 2021 Owner of the Year, The Child Care Success Summit™
Dawn Uribe
Dawn Uribe
Lori Semke
Lori Semke

I have been Executive Director at Mis Amigos since 2012 and I feel so blessed to have found this position at this wonderful school. Before coming to Mis Amigos I spent 9 years as a litigator within a law firm followed by 3 years at the Children’s Law Center of Minnesota, where I advocated for children in the foster care system.

After being able to dedicate my skills to helping kids in need, it was very apparent that I had a passion for child advocacy. As I considered the next steps of my career, I wanted to be sure I was doing something to the world a better place for children. And I found that opportunity at Mis Amigos.

Every day, I get to witness their marvelous growth and development and be part of their educational journies. I am constantly energized by the joy I see on children’s faces and by the love and commitment our teachers give to their students. Mis Amigos is a wonderful place and it is so rewarding for me to be able to help the school grow and thrive!

Lori Semke
COO / 2019 Director of the Year, The Child Care Success Summit™

I grew up in Guadalajara, Mexico, in a large family that valued music, creativity, imagination, love, and respect. We would perform shows together, and my mother was the best storyteller I’ve ever heard. She also taught me to see the best in people. I became a teacher in Mexico, where I had classrooms of up to 50 students, and I developed a passion for helping children learn through music.

I moved to the United States and joined the Mis Amigos family in 2003. Here, I began as a teacher before developing the music program and curriculum that we still use today. I’m excited to be a part of our students’ lives every day, and want to continue to show families why Mis Amigos is such a special place to be.

My dream is that every child has a chance to learn through music and play, in an environment full of love, imagination, and creativity. I also want to continue supporting our teachers and showing them how the #MisAmigosWay can be as big a blessing to them as it has been for me.

Mayra Flodstrom
Director of Curriculum & Music
Mayra Flodstrom
Mayra Flodstrom

We Give Your Child The World

Le Damos A Tus Hijos El Mundo

How Old Is Your Child?


6 weeks - 15 months


16 - 33 Months

Preschool Transition

30 Months - 4 Years

Older Preschool

4 - 5 Years

We have 4 locations to serve you

St. Paul

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Golden Valley

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