Hola!  My name is Maria Mercedes Champion, an early childhood teacher and consultant educated in Colombia, Spain, and the USA. With over 16 years in the classroom, I’ve also worked as a program coordinator and bilingual facilitator.  First and foremost, I’m an advocate for young children, and my support centers around my two biggest passions: Bilingualism & Play.

Through consultations and presentations at the local and national levels, I share what I’ve learned in the classroom. I believe that if we can help kids start out with a strong foundation through play and the love for the first language, their academic future will flourish.

I love creating

songs, activities and a playful rich language environment for my students and I am passionate about sharing what I have learned and created with other educators, to learn and PLAY together.