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 Cocco Academy provides Spanish classes for children in Fort Collins, Colorado. Feel free to read a message about us from our Spanish/ESL teacher, Profesora Cocco de Moya, below. 

La Directora & Lead Teacher

I am Profesora Cocco de Moya, the founder of Cocco Academy. I studied multilingual/multicultural education and Literatura Española y Latino Americana at Florida State University and La Universidad de Costa Rica. I have a professional license with certifications in Español, Language arts, and English language acquisition in Colorado and Florida. 

I have taught Pre K through college level since 1990, both in the US and abroad. My extensive experience with language acquisition is personal as well as professional. My first language was Spanish, and I acquired English in preschool. I am currently offering Spanish classes for children at the Young People's Learning Center, and providing English language acquisition online for adulets and teens.

Dr. Joel Kaye MD

Dr. Joel Kaye is a retired pediatrician, kaiser permanente. Dr. Kaye is our consultant on the developmental milestones of toddlers and children. 

Dr. Diane Braun Ph.D.

Dr. Braun is a consultant and language acquisition expert. She will be consulting and teaching with us as her schedule allows. Dr. Braun has a professional license with a certification in Spanish for Florida and Colorado, and has a National Board Certification in world languages. She has taught Spanish for the last 30 years in the US and abroad. 

Maria Jose Garcilazo

Maria Jose is a bilingual kindergarten teacher in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She sends us materials in Spanish and consults with us on curriculum. Maria is not only an amazing early childhood educator, she is also a former ESL student in South Beach.


"Cocco brings the fun while teaching children ages 2 and older a full interactive, comprehensive Spanish curriculum. Singing, dancing, stories, and learning conversational Spanish children can utilize in real world situations are all part of Cocco's classes. My daughter will now reach out to other children she hears speaking Spanish in our community. I love the confidence she has speaking a second language because of her time spent with Cocco & friends! I am proud to offer Cocco Academy classes as an enrichment to our center."

~ Samantha C., Center Director


I am very proud to be a bilingual/biliterate educator. It is my desire to share my wisdom, experiences, and passion for language acquisition with all students. It is my dream to be a part of the journey that will someday transform these beautiful children into talented, educated citizens of the world. My goal is to inspire them to become independent thinkers that care about other cultures and are capable of facing the challenges of the globalized 21st century. Thank you for sharing them with us!

Besos y Bendiciones, Profesora Cocco de Moya
Fort Collins, Colorado