Bringing young children schooling opportunities like IBA’s Preschool has to be one of our most rewarding programs. Also true to that, helping those parents by providing a safe space for their kids, has been a goal we’ve kept throughout the years and volunteers have been a great help and support to achieve that.

We got to connect with some parents from our preschool and found Brenda Salgado who also happens to be a former volunteer!

Take a look at what she had to say about that experience:

How was your experience with IBA’s Preschool?

It was amazing! The staff is very warm and loving and it alway felt like a second home to my kids. I was actually a volunteer there on Fridays when I would go to the school and be part of the class. Cooking was one of my projects, where I would cook a traditional dish for the class. That was my way of giving back and also showing my kids I was part of their class.

How important was it to send your children to a school that focuses on bilingual education?

It was very important because I’m Puerto Rican but was raised here in Massachusetts so Spanish is not my dominant language, English is and I wanted to introduce Spanish to my kids early on because I knew once in regular school it was not going to be the same.

What is your most memorable experience while being a part of IBA Preschool?

The most important part was seeing how everyone loved my children, they love them as if they were their own. They really care and they really want the children to learn. That is something that will stay with me forever.

How did you hear about IBA’s Preschool Program?

The school was located right by my work and that was important. It allowed me to walk to my kids. Coincidentally my sister who had twins had heard about IBA’s Preschool so we all decided to join, and once there we learned a cousin of ours had their kids there too. All of a sudden we had a big community of family in the school. IBA is well known within our family.

What impact has IBA’s Preschool had on your children?

My older son was very intimidated by starting school, but everyone there just embraced him, they hugged him and they made sure he knew everything was going to be ok. They offer so much to the kids by also embracing the culture and by letting me get involved as a volunteer.

IBA's preschool is open with safety guidelines and measures to keep the children healthy. If you're interested in enrolling your child in our preschool, visit, call (617) 927-174 or email us at