Thank you for your interest in supporting Hoa Mai Vietnamese Bilingual Preschool. Our program is excited as we prepare to add a new classroom for the waddlers (children ages 12 months to 22 months) to our early learning program located at the Mt Baker Artspace Lofts in southeast Seattle. Hoa Mai is growing for several reasons: parents are becoming more aware of the benefits of bilingual education. Research shows that bilingual education positively affects brain development in young children. In addition, there is a substantial need in our community to serve this age group. Equally important, we want to strive for families to have an option for a high-quality preschool programming and continuous care before their children enter kindergarten. When the new classroom is available, our team will be able to support the growth and development of these children for several years in Vietnamese and English. The Vietnamese refugee and immigrant population in Seattle is the 3rd highest population in the state, which reflects yet another reason why dual language learning in Vietnamese and English is so important in early childhood education around our region.
Here’s also why we’re asking for your help. According to an International Market Survey conducted by Turner and Townsend, Seattle currently has one of the highest construction costs in the world. The suite where the class will be located is barely 700 square feet. As of now, we are hoping to cap the costs at 125k. These costs will include architecture, HVAC, plumbing, lighting, cabinetry, a diaper changing area, and a storage area for the toddler teaching team. We would greatly appreciate any support you can provide.
We wanted to be strategic with our fund-raising efforts as we apply for grants to assist with the costs. Our goal is for our team to focus on sustaining the high quality of our current program and offering sufficient assistance to the children and families. Please share to help us conquer our goal of expanding our bilingual services to our waddlers waiting for care at the Hoa Mai Vietnamese Bilingual Preschool, a non-profit organization.
Thank you to our good neighbors Seattle Headshot Pro and Indie Genius Media for capturing in the video our daily lives at Hoa Mai.