Welcome to GIRAFAS Play & Learn

GIRAFAS Play & Learn is the first and only Montessori Inspired full-time Portuguese Immersion Preschool in NYC. Located in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, GIRAFAS welcomes families interested in exposing their child to Portuguese as a heritage or second language. The classes and programs designed for children ages 0 to 12 focus on cultivating a life-long love of learning through a child-centered educational approach. Following the Montessori principles, the early childhood education prepares young children not only to excel in future academic skills but most importantly for life. We strive to guide the development of a well-rounded individual and global citizen that celebrates and respect cultural diversity.

“An education capable of saving humanity is no small undertaking; it involves the spiritual development of man, the enhancement of his value as an individual, and the preparation of young people to understand the times in which they live.”
— Maria Montessori