One World Project
One World Project (OWP), a nonprofit community-based center located in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, New York, was born in 2012 with the aim of promoting cultural understanding and environmental sustainability through meaningful multilingual community programs, after school, camp, and early childhood education.
Our mission is to nurture global citizens and stewards of the environment. We work toward our mission by providing opportunities for exploration, discovery, and friendship through an interactive, hands-on curriculum that draws upon the unique and diverse people and resources of Brooklyn and New York City.
One World’s programming includes:
1. Spanish immersion preschool for 2 to 5 year olds
2. Spanish immersion after school and camp program for 2 to 12 year olds
3. Spanish classes for adults
4. Saturday playgroups in Spanish5. Community activities and events for both children and adults
In future years, One World will expand it programs and increase its language offerings.
Review from the 2023 Summer Camp SurveyLocation: Windsor Terrace How old was your child when they attended camp this summer? 7 and 4 Review: Wonderful Spanish immersion camp where each week focused on a different Spanish speaking country. The kids made art and food and listened to music all related to that country. They also went to the playground regularly and had water days regularly on the back patio. I’d send my kids here all summer if I could but right now they only offer July.
Review from the Spring 2023 Early Education SurveyReview: One World has provided excellent care and enrichment for my child. They are bilingual (Spanish/English), focus on social emotional learning, and are community oriented. My child loves attending OWP. Amenities: Has outdoor space, Has after-school options, Has early morning hours, Afterschool pickups to other programs What would you change about the program, if anything, and why? It is difficult to think of a more ideal program. I have no serious critiques.
Moving to Windsor Terrace/Two’s ProgramsWe are thrilled with One World. It is a truly special place.
Moving to Windsor Terrace/Two’s ProgramsWe’re having a really great experience in the twos program at One World.
Summer camps for 6-year-olds?One World Project's camps go up to age 9. It's a wonderful camp, very warm, caring and creative and the kids spend a lot of time outdoors.
Review from the 2022 Summer Camp SurveyLocation: Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn How old was your child when they attended camp this summer? 4 years old Review: My son really enjoyed One World Project's Hola Summer camp. The counselors are largely drawn from their wonderful teacher corps (a real plus given that many camp counselors are less experienced). One World has several outdoor play areas that the children spend a lot of time in. Art and culture is a big focus of the program and the children take part in really creative art projects every day. My son became much more interested in making art over the course of camp. We'll be back next year! Would you like to add anything related to COVID and how the camp handled it? One World Project is very pro-active and clear about their Covid standards.
Review from the Spring 2022 Early Childhood Education SurveyLocation: Windsor Terrace Type of facility: Daycare, Preschool Review: The program is in Spanish and English and our daughter knows a lot of Spanish after one year, but what they’re best at teaching is emotional intelligence. She’s great at naming her feelings, What amenities does the facility have? Has outdoor space What would you change about the program, if anything? It’s very expensive, but they take the foster care voucher and have some aid. The teachers are all from Central America, Mexico and Puerto Rico- but the students are almost all white. My child is one of the only POC kids, which isn’t a great situation, but the teachers are pretty much all POC. I wish they did more outreach to have a more diverse student body. Is there anything you would like to add about how the school is handling the pandemic? They’ve been very strict about weekly and sometimes more than weekly testing. Masks are worn indoors.
Review from the Spring 2022 Early Childhood Education SurveyLocation: Brooklyn Type of facility: Preschool Review: My child loved it and so did we. I wish we could keep sending him there but he has to move on to Kindergarten in the fall. What amenities does the facility have? Has outdoor space, Has early morning hours, Provides meals What would you change about the program, if anything? Absolutely nothing. I would get the City to fund the UPK better. Is there anything you would like to add about how the school is handling the pandemic? They require tests of the students weekly and provide PCR testing on site on Fridays, which is a huge help. They have a health and safety committee that regularly updated parents and set policies, making changes during surges throughout the year. I felt so grateful that they took COVID so seriously since these children were almost all unvaccinated for most of the year.
ISO recommendations for summer day camp for 4 yrs old!We did a mix last summer: Ume Ume (music and art) on 4th Ave & 3rd Street, Beansprouts on 6th Ave and 8th Street, and One World Project (Spanish immersion) in Windsor Terrace. Our son (who had just turned 4) loved all of them.
3k programs???If it's feasible for you, I would really suggest considering One World Project. They are considering participating in 3K this year (not decided yet - they're waiting on more information from the city about what the timeline is and how much they'll get to cover the per student costs since there's a significant gap between what the city provides and what the program costs to deliver). That said, even without the 3K, if it's feasible for you, their program is well worth the costs and you do get an automatic spot in their UPK program. Just looking at their pandemic response alone, they moved all of their classrooms outdoor last year, took on the costs of updating all of air ventilation system, and have done an amazing job keeping the kids safe and the school open.
2’s program this fallI can't say enough amazing things about one world project. It is the most nurturing, curiosity encouraging, fully play based preschool. Their philosophy is incredible and I really have seen my son's emotional intelligence growth since he started. And when covid started they revamped their outdoor spaces so the kids spend a majority of the time outside, in all weather. Their safety practices have been solidly science based. I can't recommend enough! We switched from daycare to preschool because we felt that our son had really outgrown his daycare (which we loved! ). I'd say the main difference is daycare is mainly childcare while preschool has a whole curriculum and community building aspect to it.
Review from the 2021 Summer Camp SurveyName of camp: Hola Summer at One World Project Location: 302 Vanderbilt St How old was your child when they attended camp this summer? 5 and 2 (both kids attended) Review: Camp was held mostly outdoors and the kids spent a ton of time outdoors; the older kids went to Greenwood Park while the younger kids stayed on site. Every two week period they spent learning about a different Spanish speaking country and partaking in music, art, and food from that country. What would you change about the program, if anything, and why? Had it for August and not just July Would you like to add anything related to COVID and how the camp handled it? The camp was held by the school, which pivoted to covid amazingly this last year and moved the majority of classes outdoors. They keep the kids and teachers in pods to minimize mixing and contacts in case of exposure, they upgrade their ventilation indoors and they encourage all kids to wear masks (even the 2 year olds).
Review from the 2020–2021 Daycare, Preschool, Pre-K, and K SurveyReview: Nurturing program that embodies the word community and builds social-emotional learning into everything they do with the kids. Has tons of wonderful outdoor space and utilizes it to the fullest extent. Facility amenities: Has outdoor space, Has after-school options, Has early morning hours What would you change about the program? Have it go through elementary school Is there anything you would like to add about how the school handled the pandemic? The school handled the pandemic phenomenally well and we remained open most of the year. All safety precautions were taken, including having families get tested every week (the school set up saliva testing). A separate health care working group of parents was set up to help guide school rules around the pandemic as well.
Review from the 2020–2021 Daycare, Preschool, Pre-K, and K SurveyReview: This is a Spanish immersion program, they have a great facility with tons of outdoor spaces, including a garden for the children to grow things, a deck space for them to ride around on bikes, and a backyard with a playground. The teachers and administrative staff are lovely, nurturing, and communicate with parents extremely well. Our son loves it and would stay all weekend and overnight if given the chance Facility amenities: Has outdoor space, Has after-school options, Provides a snack What would you change about the program? Is there anything you would like to add about how the school handled the pandemic? The pandemic was handled very well, with staff and kids wearing masks, following good hand washing protocol, hand sanitizer when necessary, staggered pickup and drop off at different entrances, and daily health survey and temperature check for the kids.
Review from the 2019–2020 Daycare, Preschool, Pre-K, and K SurveyReview: Wonderful community, caring teachers and staff, excellent socio-emotional approach, Spanish immersion Amenities offered: Has outdoor space, Has after-school options, Has early morning hours
One World Project families?Both my daughters go to OWP and we absolutely love it. My oldest is in UPK now but started there in the 2s program. My younger one is in the 2s and will be continuing there next year -- maybe our kids will be in the same class! The teachers are absolutely incredible and loving. And all the admin staff are incredibly competent and great leaders. They have adjusted to these crazy times incredibly well.
One World Project families?Our son A. has been going there this year we absolutely love it.
Welcome to the NEW 2018 Kids Group!We love OWP and are not native spanish speakers but they are a great community and a nice small intimate school.
Welcome to the NEW 2018 Kids Group!She's 2.5 years old and started at One World Project in Windsor Terrace (where we live) this September. It is a Spanish-immersion preschool and they have universal Pre-K as well. We speak mostly Spanish at home, so it is a perfect fit for us! I. attends 3 mornings per week and LOVES it!!! The kids spend most of their time outside in the school's garden and two outdoor "classrooms."
Daycare or school that requires masks?Our kid goes to One World and they are super diligent in their handling of this.
in person child care centers/schools for full time...I believe they had a few spots left at One World Project for kids that age a few weeks back. They are Spanish immersion school on Vanderbilt St, next to Greenwood Cemetery, at the border of South Slope and Windsor terrace. Don’t let the language factor deter you: most kids don’t speak the language (nor do their families) when they start there and many attend despite that because the school is so very special and worth it. The school is what it is thanks in part too to an AMAZING, caring community that really looks after each other and has strong bonds that last beyond preschool. A loving, dedicated, diverse and very well informed team of professionals takes care of our kids and makes them thrive there and we parents absolutely love it - never heard of anyone that didn’t in my 3 years there. A couple bonuses: their gorgeous outdoor space (patio + garden), which has been expanded with the coronavirus so that they can spend even more time outside than they already used to and the fact that they have free UPK that the kids in the 3s programme have guaranteed entry in.
2019-2020 Year ReviewOne World Project is an extremely sweet preschool with a Pre-K attached that participates in the universal Pre-K program. Our daughter attended the 2's program this year and will be continuing next year. It's a Spanish immersion preschool. We speak hardly any Spanish at home but she has been with a Spanish speaking nanny since birth. I found that she really started speaking more Spanish once she began attending here, I think because it gave her a larger community of Spanish speakers. The teachers are extremely kind and do a lot of work with the kids on social/emotional issues. They cook together one day a week (super simple things but my daughter loves it) and they have a nice outdoor playground and garden that the children use. The administrators are really good communicators and seem to have really good values about what matters in a school/community space. My only beef is that I wish they were more conveniently located. … About the facility: Has outdoor space, Has afterschool options, Has early morning hours, Provides snack
Preschools in Windsor TerraceCheck out One World Project in Windsor Terrace. It's an amazing preschool and also has UPK, an added bonus. It is a Spanish immersion program, but a lot of the kids don't speak Spanish when they start. I had my older one there and now have my younger one there too and we actually have a bus commute to the school, but love it so much that we happily do so. They have a playground on site and a garden and have a strong focus on social emotional learning.
One World Project and Juguemos a CantarAnother shout out for one world! I am an educator and have, between my two kids, sent them to four preschools and one world is far and away the best. They are so incredibly thoughtful, loving, and reflective. They develop all their curriculum based on students’ emerging interests and their social emotional understanding is incredibly deep. I can’t say enough good things!
One World Project and Juguemos a CantarOne World Project is hands down the best place you can send your kid to (at least in my opinion). They are a community of learners and have a strong focus on social-emotional learning, which is fundamental at that age. Having the UPK program integrated is a huge benefit, and so is their own playground in the backyard and the outside garden I find. My 2 year old has just planted garlic with his friends. They cook, sing, read, dance, and play while learning Spanish, but most of all the school really supports each child to find their own voice and their own personality in a safe and loving place. My older son went through their program from 2s-UPK program and still attends afterschool now twice a week. My younger son just started in the 2s program this year.
One World Project and Juguemos a CantarThe leaders of OWP are mindful, committed to children and have a vision of creating a better world through the power of community. The program is progressive, play-based and child-centered. The school has grown, and if they had the space, it could double in size because of the need for quality immersion programs and their solid reputation. They offer nursery, pre-k, after school, camp programs and inclusive community events.
Review from the 2019 PSP Daycare, Preschool SurveyOne World Project is a very loving, nurturing, homey program, with great facilities, including well-resourced classrooms, a back playground with swingset, climbing wall, trikes, scooters, and a side garden, where classes engage in gardening projects. OWP offers programming to the community throughout the year. One World Project is a Spanish immersion school and works best for children who are interested in learning Spanish or who already speak Spanish. One World Project has committed to paying their teachers well, and to their ongoing professional development. They provide trainings on gender, race, and other topics to their staff. Drawbacks: OWP did not feel comfortable sharing my child's areas for growth, even when asking to do so. I received only positive feedback on my child. My child experienced teasing from other kids throughout the year and it was difficult to get OWP to address these concerns. They use Conscious Discpline, which prioritizes developing empathy, by trying to put oneself in another's shoes, but I felt they should have been more direct in helping children know the kind of language that is and is not appropriate and is and is not tolerated at school. Basically, they were too soft and indirect, and I hope they will improve in this area. DETAILS: Has outdoor space, Has afterschool options, Has early morning hours, Provides meals What you would change: More direct instruction to children around respectful behavior. My child really struggled with being teased, throughout the year.
One World CampOur daughter currently attends One World as a 3year old and we are loving it. The teachers are kind and gentle, the practices are all centered around social emotional learning and they make the day very fun for the kids. While the programs are immersion, they do accommodate children who are not comfortable expressing themselves in Spanish, so that they feel welcome and a part of the community.
One world campOne world is fantastic! It’s such a creative, supportive and fun place all around. Our daughter was there for two years in the preschool/UPK, after school and has done camp as well. She always has such a great time. The teachers have all been fantastic as well. The kids learn so much through really great experiences at OWP. They work on really fun projects and make food. The school also weaves social emotional learning throughout all that they do.
Spanish speaking daycares and preschoolsMy 2 boys went to Juguemos a Cantar and I have nothing but good thing to say about their program. Loving teachers, clean and safe environment and very educational program. For my daughter instead she is currently enrolled at One World Project. At first I was a little hesitant to enroll her there because of the commute (Juguemos a cantar is walking distance to me while OWP is 2 subway stops), but I could not be happier. The school has a very family environment feeling. Again, the teachers are very loving and Spanish speakers, the program is 100% in Spanish, they have additional music and movement teachers a couple of times a week, they have a small patio where the kids go to everyday/all year around and they take them to short walks to close by parks/playground and best of all they have Universal PreK for 4 years old. I highly recommend it. Feel free
Preschool in Windsor Terrace and Kensington?Our daughter is currently in the 2s program 3x a week and we just renewed for next year for 5x a week. It's an amazing school/community/environment and she has grown so much just in the 5 months she's been there already. Can't say enough wonderful things about it!
Preschool in Windsor Terrace and Kensington?We had our oldest at One World Project before we moved out of the neighborhood. It's a really incredible school--great community, loving teachers--and my daughter really loved learning Spanish through the immersion program. They also do UPK and give priority to current students. One of the hardest things about moving away was that my child wouldn't get to attend this awesome school. I highly recommend it.
Holiday camp for 3 year olds?Try One World Project in Windsor Terrace. They are wonderful and offer all sorts of school break and summer camps.
[PSPMLFamilies] Dual Language Pre-K ProgramsAnother vote for One World Project. It's Spanish immersion only (not bilingual), so kids are less tempted to speak English (just amongst the kids). My son is there in preschool and he has picked up so much Spanish. He is trilingual and Spanish was always his weakest language. I can see it become his strongest one before the end of the school year. And it's an amazing school! They have two UPK classes.
[PSPMLFamilies] Dual Language Pre-K ProgramsI highly recommend One World Project. While Spanish language level is mixed there are definitely some native/bilingual kids and the teachers are really good at encouraging each child at their own level (like saying "no entiendo" to my son when he would try to answer them in English, knowing he was fully capable in Spanish.)
Review from the 2016/2017 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten SurveyAbout the facility: Has outdoor space, Has afterschool options, Has early morning hours Review: I love this school. My child loves going to school every day, she is "friends" with all of her classmates, and has learned a lot. The teachers are amazing and the curriculum is kid centered.
Shout Out for One World ProjectJust wanted to recommend One World Project which is a Spanish immersion preschool in Windsor Terrace. My daughter has been there since September in the 3's program and I absolutely love this place. The teachers are all amazing and they foster such a loving and caring environment for children, all while immersing them in Spanish. They also believe strongly in teaching children about taking care of the environment. They have a lovely outdoor space and take the children out as much as possible. (Review submitted April 2017)
Review submitted via the PSP 2016 PreK SurveyReview: Teachers are thoughtful and always focused on creating a safe environment for fun and learning. Their approach to discipline is effective and quite fantastic. My daughter loves the music, dance and outdoor play. She also loves that she is assigned a "job" each week like putting away toys or sweeping. For a non spanish speaking family, the immersion program has really opened up my child to a new language and way to communicate. About the facility: Has outdoor space, Has afterschool options, Has early morning hours, Spanish Immersion What would you change about the program, if anything, and why? Review submitted via the PSP 2016 PreK Survey
Bilingual Spanich PreSchool Shout Out: One World ProjectI must give a shout out for the truly special bilingual English/Spanish preschool One World Project! I just learned they have a couple of spots left in their 3's group, so if you are looking for a preschool option I highly recommend you pounce: http://www.oneworldproject.org/ The school is impeccably run by passionate, experienced and lettered educators who are deeply devoted to the school's mission: everyone has the potential to be a citizen of the world and a steward of the environment. One World's home is a stand-alone former church in a quiet Windsor Terrace neighborhood, whose ample backyard playground, planting beds, auditorium and cheerful classrooms are a wonderful breeding ground for cultivating the imaginations, self-confidence and joie de vivre in every child lucky enough to attend. Every teacher is a master at "positive discipline" and the results (at least in my child who attended their UPK program last year) are extraordinary. Communication between the teachers and parents is exceptional (weekly robust emails and loads of wonderful pictures). Joanne Derwin, the director, is a saint. She started this school to do her part to make a difference in the world: by giving children a safe and loving environment where each of their budding, unique personalities are celebrated. Her aim is true. Yes, it is bilingual Spanish, but if your child doesn't speak Spanish he or she would still have a wonderful experience. The classes are small and the teachers adapt their communication to each child as necessary. Even if you have no intention of continuing a bilingual education, having your child experience a 2nd language is amazing for brain development. And yes, I said UPK! One World is in the DOE UPK program, so if you start your child in the 3's program you could look forward to continuing there for UPK next year.
2014 Daycare/Preschool PSP reviewLength of Time: full days, 3 days per week Child's Age: 4-5 years Review: This is a spanish-language immersion pre-school, which was important to us. The head teachers in each classroom have been amazing and I have learned a lot from their approach to discipline (no time-outs, natural consequences, talk through solutions with kids). Recommend (Hi/Rec/DoNot) Highly recommend Would you send your child again? Absolutely
Summer Camp - Language immersion - SpanishFor those who are looking for summer camp with flexible days and hours for 3-8 yr olds.My son attended One World Project Summer Camp last year and loved it! The teachers are warm, engaging and creative.It's located in Windsor Terrace, very close to the park. (July 2014)
2014 Summer Camp ReviewProgram: Age of Child: 4 Likes: Spanish immersion, lots of art and music, lots of time outside What would you change? Consistency in the teachers would have been nice but I understand that teachers need vacations too! Would you send your child(ren) again? Yes Do you recommend? Highly recommend Do you have any other information to add?
Spanish immersion circus camp!!know that it's difficult to arrange childcare for the mid-winter break. Here's a great program! (My son attended the pre school last year.)One World Project, a local Spanish immersion program, is offering care for children, ages 2 - 7.The program will focus on performing and visual art - puppetry, theatre arts, face painting, storytelling, music, juggling, arts & crafts.
Re: Looking for February break (next week) mini camp/classWe are extremely happy with One World Project, it is an amazing school.
Review from 2013 Summer Camp ExperienceAge of Child: 4 Likes: Terrific, warm, attentive teachers. Great Spanish immersion experience. Would you send your child(ren) again? Yes Do you recommend? Highly recommend
Re: daycares in Windsor terrace or Nanny ShareYou might try One World Project. It's wonderful, wonderful! My child grew so much! It's a Spanish immersion program in WT. I'm not sure if they have spots left.
Review from 2013 Daycare/Preschool PSP SurveyReview date June 2013 (for 2012-2013 year) Program: 3-4's Length of time: 3 days/wk Child's age: 3-4 years Review: The teachers are absolutely fantastic. They go on so many great field trips (botanical garden, YMCA, horseback riding, firehouse to name a few) and are always doing projects in the backyard. They teach in immersion spanish and my son is using so much more spanish now. The kids have all progressed and blossomed so much this year. My son is always asking to see his teachers. We feel really fortunate to be a part of the school. Do you recommend? (Hi/Rec/DoNot) Highly recommend
Review: One World ProjectMy son has been attending One World this year. We could not be happier than we are. He loves to go there. The teachers are incredibly warm and creative. He has been learning so much through play and exploration. They do really cool projects, mostly based on learning about different cultures, nature and environment. There are a lot of little things that I also appreciate, for example the snacks that the kids are offered are very healthy, and they do a lot of art projects reusing things that would be recycled otherwise. But what I like mostly is that it is very nurturing environment, and is a small group (maximum 12 kids in the Fuller place location) and it feels cozy and safe.