Alianza Eco School Cinco Ranch & Owners Mariana Aula & Ángeles Cossini
Mamas, we have a new school in Katy and they’re hosting an open house today! Come learn all about them, meet the owners and teachers, and explore why this might be a great choice for you!
Inspired by the world famous Reggio Emilia approach, Alianza Eco International School is a Spanish Immersion Preschool that offers an extensive curriculum. This remarkable program allows us to provide an elite education to children ages 3 months through kindergarten, where students are permitted to make their own discoveries, and become more receptive to the learning environment.
Their mission is to cultivate the desire of learning by combining the benefits of the multilingual and multicultural education. They foster hands-on discovery learning that allows child to use all their senses and express their desire to learn. They strive to offer tools to further enhance the potential of each child and the ability to generate critical thinking based on solid information.
We got to chat with the owners for the school all about their business, their mission for Katy youth, and what makes their school unique!
Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in the Katy area?
I am (Mariana) from Venezuela, I’ve been living in Houston for almost 10 years now. Ángeles from Argentina, she came here 7 years ago to open the first Alianza Eco School. We do not live in the Katy area, we opened two schools here to serve the Katy community due to the big acceptance we had in Cypress and Houston area.
Are you a mama, too? If so, how many kiddos and how old are they?
I have two very active boys and Ángeles has two gorgeous teenager girls.
What did you do before opening your business?
I was teaching preschool in Angola, Africa and Ángeles was a lawyer in her country, she also had a school there.
When did you launch your business and was it a smooth ride?
We launched Alianza EIS Cinco Ranch on February 1st, 2021. It was an easy and smooth ride being the 4th school. Even though we began the process months before during the pandemic, it all came across perfectly.
Tell us a little about your school/business and the inspiration behind starting?
Alianza EIS is a Spanish immersion preschool inspired by the world-famous Reggio Emilia approach, that offers an extensive hands-on curriculum where children are permitted to make their own discoveries and become more receptive to the learning environment.
What makes your school unique?
In our school, children guide the learning process. They are inspired by their own interest to know and learn, and as such they are endowed with a uniquely individualistic understanding of how to construct learning on their own. Being a play-based school makes this learning process UNIQUE!
If you could describe your school in just three words, what would they be?
Play – Wonder – Feel
How important is early childhood education for kids?
We truly believe is the foundation of lifelong learning and socialization. It is an important time in children’s lives because it is when they first learn how to interact with others, including peers, teachers, and parents.
What is your favorite thing about being a business owner in the Katy area and in the education/childcare space?
Getting to know all the families and providing them with good quality education for their little ones. The Katy community has always been enthusiastic about different education alternatives and supporters of bilinguals growing children.
Can you tell us the meaning behind your school’s name?
“Alianza” in English means “alliance”. We believe in the power of positive connections between parents and school for the well-being and academic achievement of growing children. It fosters an environment of love and trust where learning happens natural ways.
What can moms do who are interested in your school?
Call us! We’ll be happy to schedule a tour of our facility and find the program that best fit their family.
How do you balance being a business owner and your busy family life?
With love, patience, and supporting husbands and staff members who also believe in this educational project. It takes a team effort!