Charlotte Mason Español was born out of Jo Pérez Ray’s desire to share Charlotte Mason’s transformative philosophy of education with her family and friends in Chile.
With that vision in mind, the first initiative was carried out by Jo Pérez Ray and María Elena Ortiz in 2019 to translate Charlotte Mason’s Home Education.
Secondly, the first community of Spanish-speaking Charlotte Mason Educators from Latin America, the United States, Spain and other parts of the world was formed.
Since 2019, our community has grown to reach Spanish-speaking educators all over the globe, developing local and virtual initiatives permanently.
Our Charlotte Mason education is tied to our cultural heritage from Spain & Spanish and Latin America.
Thanks to many volunteers in the community of Educators, we have worked on the first community translation of the Charlotte Mason’s Home Education Series.
We provide support to schools and homeschools that desire to practice a bilingual or entirely Spanish-speaking Charlotte Mason education.
«Children should have the joy of living in far lands, in other persons, in other times – a delightful double existence; and this joy they will find, for the most part, in their story books.» Charlotte Mason
STARTING WITH CHARLOTTE MASON?
A full grasp of the Charlotte Mason’s educational philosophy will be pivotal for you to apply it in your school room. In our website, you’ll find plenty of links to resources in Spanish. There is an amazing abundance of resources in English, though, if you wish to start there! Some resources in English that we love are the following:
In order to apply the Charlotte Mason method in your Hispanic/Spanish school efforts,
Start by identifying clearly the geographic focus of your school, that is, the Spanish-speaking country or geographic area of interest for you
Next, learn about the chronological history of your local or national focus in regards to world history. Grab a notebook and start your own Book of Centuries!
Identify high-quality literature works or “living books” written originally in Spanish OR in a good-quality Spanish translation firstly for the subjects of History and Literature. From those two subjects, it will be easier to find Poetry, Science and Geography. Riches are abundant in Spanish! Composers, artists as well as hymn writers and folk songs exist throughout the Spanish-speaking world. (Remember that the living book par excellence is the Bible, already available in excellent Spanish in the 1960 Reina-Valera version.)
Make an inventory of available educational resources that are specific to your country and/or geographic location with the help of both the national Charlotte Mason community of educators and the wider Iberoamérica group: Join or follow a national Charlotte Mason Spanish-speaking group HERE and/or the Comunidad Educadores Charlotte Mason Iberoamérica in order to gather information, exchange and share resources above!
¡Todos nuestros esfuerzos son 100% ad honorem. Si desea apoyarnos financieramente, estará colaborando a la educación de cientos de familias de habla hispana. Para hacerlo, pinche abajo y especifique «Charlotte Mason». ¡Gracias infinitas y que Dios le retribuya grandemente!