A family owned and operated school
How We’ve Created a Superior Preschool From the Inspired Concept to its Inception; Now An Established Full-Scale Operation
About Elvia Taylor – Owner & CEO
Elvia Taylor has been involved in language education as a teacher, consultant, advocate, entrepreneur, and mother since 1984. In 2001, Elvia was working in corporate America when she recognized that there were people who wanted to learn English or Spanish. Elvia spoke both languages perfectly and decided to open her own business. Using her dining room table and a guest room that she converted into a classroom, Elvia opened her home to students every evening, and the company took off!
Today, Elvia has a successful preschool in the Houston-Rice Village area and has sold three franchises focusing on language classes for adults. Her language immersion preschool in Houston is recognized as one of the top preschools in the area. There is a waiting list for children who are eager to learn a second language.
Crossing Borders’ staff features an Operations Support Specialist, who has more than 25 years of experience as a teacher/principal in the public and private school sector and has been with the company for five years.
Master's Degree Holders
Our staff also includes members with master’s degrees in accounting, human resources, education, and marketing. The team at Crossing Borders International Preschool love what they do. They have worked with Crossing Borders from anywhere between three and 15 years. Together, Crossing Borders runs language schools (multiple locations), a full-time international preschool, and have developed their own techniques, Spanish teaching materials, and Spanish lesson plans for our children as well for adults.
A letter from Elvia
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for choosing Crossing Borders International Preschool for your little one(s). As a mother of one who is now 30 years old, an amazing gentleman, I did not have the opportunity you have to have my child, Brandon, in a language immersion school when he was little. Even though I speak Spanish and English my husband only spoke English at that time. So normally we would speak English at home. My elementary – college years I had been in bilingual and private schools so I had a big plan. I wanted to give children the opportunity to become bilingual.
I dreamt about having Brandon speaking and writing in Spanish for many years. He did learn Spanish though and he liked it not at the very start but as a teen I sent him several times to Mexico to be inmmersed. It worked! Why didn’t I have the opportunity for him to be bilingual at an early age? There wasn’t anything like what Crossing Borders International Preschool offers back when Brandon was little. So guess what I decided to do? I built it!
Trusting a provider to care for your child is very important, I understand. As parents, we love our children so deeply, and we need the peace of mind that we’ve found a center where the staff truly cares about our children. At Crossing Borders, this is absolutely the peace of mind you’ll get with your son or daughter enrolled at our center.
I recognize environment is so important for children and for you, and I really take pride in being able to make a difference in the way our center is unique. Surrounding children in a beautiful heritage building. safe and educational setting is a priority for me as an owner and as a mom. I also understand that maintaining a clean center is a must to ensure that children are as healthy as possible and that the center feels wonderful for our little ones to be part of everyday.
I am proud of the remarkable staff that work for our company, as many of them have been part of our family for many years! Counting on our center to have teachers and staff who are loyal, educated, and caring, and I assure you that’s just what we have! Personally I am blessed to have amazing staff and true friends. My employee’s have been right by my side helping Crossing Borders grow and bloom into the outstanding school it is today.
I thank you for sharing your child with us, and I look forward to the pleasurable days we will all have together at Crossing Borders!
- Elvia Taylor
our core values
We are committed to exceeding expectations. All of our teachers are CPR and First Aid Certified and have a minimum of 48 hours in Child Development, many hold a Child Development Associate Credential TM or hold an under-graduate or graduate degree.
We believe our diversity is our strength. Our teachers and students come from different cultural backgrounds. We embrace our differences with kindness and acceptance.
We believe language is critical in our global society. Because our school has a long-standing excellent reputation within the early childhood education industry, and we want to keep it this way, we are able to attract an equally high-quality professional staff that are dedicated to making a difference in each child’s world.
We are committed to providing the best education. Our teachers foster an immersion environment that encourages students to be able to interact in the target language while teaching them core subjects like math, science, arts, as well as teaching them some of the cultural aspects of their own language.