Slide background
Mundo Pequeno Childcare
Slide background

Quality Childcare

Slide background

Mundo Pequeño Childcare

Slide background

Spanish Immersion Learning Center

Slide background
Mundo Pequeno Childcare

Our Services

The Best Childcare

Mundo Pequeño is a state registered Category C2 child development home; we are certified in child CPR and first aid. We are also a mandatory child abuse reporter for the State of Iowa.
We are ChildNet certified and provide healthy meals and snacks for your children (CACFP), QRS 4, PITC.
We have completed more than 200 hours in education for the care of infants, toddlers and school agers.

Spanish Immersion Learning Center
Babies, Toddlers, and Pre-schoolers receive high quality treatment and education in Spanish.

Bilingual Education
Good Manners
Appetite for the Arts, Dance & Music
Cognitive Abilities
Social Relationships
Role Playing
Fine motor skills
Gross motor skills


Mundo Childcare


Children less than 1 year.


Children 1 to 3 years.

Pre School

Children 3 to 5 years.

Visit Our Daycare

Come get to know our facilities and staff.
Call or e-mail us to schedule a visit.

About us

Our History

In 2007 Lupita Castillo began her journey as a full time childcare provider with an A registration. Lupita grew her student count rapidly due to high demand for full immersion Spanish education and high quality childcare services.

In 2012, Lupita moved Mundo Pequeño Childcare to a larger facility to be able to accommodate all the new families interested in quality education and care for children.
Mundo Pequeño Childcare growth is driven by the Spanish Immersion Learning Center. Children receive early childhood education in Spanish. As a result babies, toddlers and preschool students become native speakers of the Spanish language as well as English. This ability to learn and use both languages increases students learning capabilities in Elementary School and beyond.
In this new second location Lupita received a Category C Registration which allowed her to hire and train new child care providers within a residential property.

In 2017, Mundo Pequeño Childcare moved to its current location at 1922 SW 1st st Des Moines IA 50315 which has been remodeled and groomed to meet the high standards of a premier childcare facility. This commercial facility has allowed Mundo Pequeño Childcare to fully implement the Spanish Immersion Learning Center by creating the capacity for 59 babies, toddlers and preschoolers who along with well trained providers create a beautiful environment for learning.


Our Philosophy


We strive for the development of social, bilingual, physical and artistic skills of children during their first five years of life. We aim to provide every child the opportunity to develop essential skills. And to increase their chances of success for the rest of their lives through the Spanish Immersion Learning Center.
Our vision is to maintain a happy, comfortable caring environment promoting quality learning for each child. We believe in the power diversity, linguistics, and universal love. By learning together, we live together in harmony.


Mundo Pequeño Childcare mission is to provide quality childcare in a family-friendly environment. We develop strong relationships with our families to ensure loving, safe, nurturing childcare services. Our mission is provide children with the tools to succeed through the Spanish Immersion Learning Center.
Our goal is to promote the development of each child's appreciation of themselves as individuals; competent in all of the learning domains and to develop children's skills in both Spanish and English languages.


Premiere child care facilities.

Certified Tutors

Properly trained child care providers.

Small Class Size

Small and cozy classes.

Infant Care

Top-notch nurturing infant care.

Safety First

A safe enviroment for all children.


Recreational and learning activities everyday.

What Parents Think

Our Team

Meet our Qualified Staff

Our staff is more than happy to help the children and make them feel at home when away from home.

Our Activities


Circle time, Singing, ABC’s, Dancing, physical activity play

9:00 am -9:40 am

Spanish Immersion

Language class, crafts, any activity

11:00 am - 11:30 am & Throughout the day


Lunch & Clean Up

11:30 am -12:00 pm


Free play, outside play or walk (weather permitting)

8:00 am - 8:30 am
10:00 am -11:00 am
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Other Activities

Free play time
Story time
Educational Games

6:00 am - 8:30 am
10:00 am - 11:00 am
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Get more Information

Get to know more about Mundo Pequeño Childcare.
We give the children in our care opportunities to learn in a family-like environment with mixed age groups. Read about us by following the button below.

Contact us

Call 515-244-3906
Fax 515-288-2591

1922 SW 1st Street
Des Moines IA 50315

Write us