A native of Bogotá, Colombia, and founder of Spanish at Cedar Hill, LLC. A company that focuses on preserving the Hispanic heritage and supporting families that want to learn the Spanish. She has taught children Spanish for more than 12 years in the U.S. through various settings. Before becoming a teacher, she studied ESL and Early Childhood Education an worked as a medical interpreter and translator for the SSA. Currently, she works from home as a Spanish Immersion teacher and writes curricula that focus on bilingual education. She works via this website and social media platforms to promote her resources and connect with fellow mama creatives and families interested in home education and the Spanish language. She feels committed to bringing to the community quality material to help support their language learning journey, preserve their heritage, and provide helpful resources for them.
Dayana and her family of 4 live in SE Minnesota. Where she and her husband homeschool their kids and spend their days reading, gardening, and caring for their pets and home, she is a God-fearing woman who enjoys water-coloring, reading, drinking coffee, and being out in nature in the little snippets she finds. Otherwise, she is geeking out over traveling, photography, and world cultures.
She is eager to connect and serve you to the best of her abilities!
The Cedar Hill Crew
The Cedar Hill Crew!
Find joy everywhere:
Nature is the art of God…
“Children are born with all the wonder they will need. Our job is not to take it away.”– Ainsley Airment
The Cedar Hill fam are simply the happiest when we are in the middle of nature. The talks, the questions, all the senses working, the fresh air…
Every child is an artist
“Art is a place for children to learn to trust their ideas, themselves, and to explore what is possible.” – Maryann F. Kohl
Incorporating nature and art together is one of their favorite ways they like to learn!
Books, books, and more books!
“Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.” -Dr. Seuss
If everything else fails, if there is no energy or time. Read to your child and you will have given him/her the world!
Kitchen: A gathering place where memories are homemade and seasoned with love!
“Cooking with kids is harnessing imagination, empowerment, and creativity.” – Guy Fieri
The enjoy cooking a lot at home. Their girl loves to bake, Dayana loves finding healthy and yummy recipes to feed to the fam she also enjoys challenging her boys to cook a variety of recipes to work on those important life-skills. Dad and husband, Erik, is the grill master!
Including Bible learning and reading daily.
“These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”
Where community meets nature, beautiful things happen.
“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much” – Helen Keller
Out of the desire to cultivate community, friendship, and love for nature Dayana decided to come together with one of her good friends to lead a Wild+Free nature group.
They have been meeting with friends every other Friday for a while now and it has been a huge blessing for their lives.