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August 27, 2014: With support from the Walmart Foundation, CentroNía invited directors and administrators from local Early Childhood Education (ECE) centers to a Focus Group in order to discuss barriers to implementing nutrition education and wellness policies, and to disseminate best practices based upon the CentroNía model. The Focus Group served as the foundation to start creating a healthy...
Studio ROCKs Fall Academic Enrichment Program has officially kicked-off.  The before and after school program includes a competitive bilingual STEAM curriculum (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). Additionally, students receive help with their homework to ensure their success in the classroom. During their time with Studio ROCKS, students participate in a Healthy Living and Fitness...
August 13, 2014: CentroNía is proud to announce that Capital One recognized President and CEO, Myrna Peralta, as a Community Champion at the Washington Mystics game during the second quarter. We are very proud of the leadership Myrna brings to this organization and we plan to continue being a pillar in our community. Capital One is a great partner and we look forward to our relationship growing...
In the past few weeks, CentroNía celebrated 121 Pre-K students from three sites in Washington DC and Takoma Park, Maryland “stepping-up” to Kindergarten! These special ceremonies included performances from each class filled with singing, dancing, and even a little rock and roll.CentroNía aims to lay the foundation for school readiness by working to advance each child’s education in a dual-...
On June 19, 2014, DC area residents will take a stand against poverty in the District by participating in Do More 24 - a 24-hour push powered by the United Way of the National Capital Area to raise support for local nonprofits making a difference in the DC community. This year join us in support of CentroNía’s Studio ROCKS Programs, the focus for our Do More 24 fundraising day.When a child’s...
If you enjoyed yourself at the Studio ROCKS Cultural Immersion Production on May 29th, then you should definitely enroll your child into Studio ROCKS Summer Camp because the ROCKS is HOT this Summer. ROCKS Summer Camp is full of fun with weekly field trips, our new educational Reader's Playbook Theater, LEGO Robotics, gardening, and sports teams. You can register today by contacting Xiomara De...
CentroNía's Community Engagement and Education Department celebrated the beauty of multiculturalism through art, music and theatre  at the Columbia Heights Education Campus on May 29, 2014. Students from the highly acclaimed Studio R.O.C.K.S.Out-of-School Time Program at CentroNía spent six weeks learning about the history, culture, and artistic traditions of South Africa, culminating in the...
CentroNía wants to thank VPP for their funding and recognition. VPP’s investment in CentroNía from 2002-2008 has helped the center develop and expand. During a recent interview with VPP, CentroNía CEO Myrna Peralta discussed how the original vision of providing quality education and childcare to low-income families still exists today. Contributions such as that from VPP have helped CentroNía...
 This year CentroNía wants to show you, our donors and supporters, just how important you are to us! The Annual Report 2012-2013 tells the story of the past year through the campaigns we championed and features stories of some very special people. We are so grateful for those who continue to support our mission and we look forward to creating and writing many more stories with you in the future!
CentroNía is excited to announce the first Community Production of 2014 which will be held at Columbia Heights Education Campus located at 3101 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010, on May 29th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. This event will be a Cultural Immersion into South Africa! The event will be quite the production with South African themed art and performances conceived and led by the Studio ROCKS...
May 14, 2014: Whole Foods partnered with CentroNía to raise $21,870 for CentroNía’s Food and Nutrition program through their Feed4More Hunger Relief campaign. The money raised by customers was donated to help purchase much needed equipment for our kitchen and will fund in-part education programming for students, parents, and staff through the “Eat Healthy, Live Healthy” campaign. The program...
On May 13th, CentroNía hosted a press conference for the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) in honor of their newly-released “State of Pre-K after the Recession” National Report. The event was opened by CentroNía’s President and CEO Myrna Peralta, then NIEER Director Dr. Steven Barnett presented highlights and led a question and answer session about the findings of the 2013...
CentroNía’s Book Fair begins today - Maya and Miguel from PBS will be here to kick-off the event! From May 5th – May 10th you can visit CentroNía’s Community Library and buy a variety of books for kids. If you can’t visit our location you can easily shop online until May 17th by visiting this website. All purchases benefit DC Bilingual and CentroNía to help build up classroom libraries.  La...
When I knew I was coming to Washington DC, I had no idea what to expect from my internship site. No amount of pre-professional coaching and research could tell me what I would need to be prepared for. I read about CentroNía before and I spoke to a Human Resources representative on the phone. She sounded so nice on the phone but I was still nervous. I did not know how easy or difficult it would...
March 21, 2014 - CentroNía works to ensure academic excellence and reinforce the importance of reading and learning at school and at home. A generous donation from Kids’ Books Bolivia gives CentroNía’s students access to nearly 60 new bilingual and trilingual books written by undergraduate students from the SIT Study Abroad Program in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Kids’ Books Bolivia contributes to the...
March 10, 2014 - CentroNía held the inauguration ceremony for Mamá Maestra, new program involving new and expecting mothers in the District and Takoma Park, MD. The program will focus on cultivating literacy emphasizing Latino culture through music, storytelling, and play. At the kick off event, participants had the opportunity to get to know each other, learn more about future events, and...
March 5, 2014: Hyundai Motor America in partnership with National Council of La Raza (NCLR), donated 1,000 winter coats to CentroNía. The coats were distributed to families via the Family Center and DC Bilingual PCS.  A special donation ceremony event was held on Tuesday, March 5th at CentroNía Headquarters where more than 50 community members, students and parents joined CentroNía President...
February 28, 2013: Lt. Governor of Maryland, Anthony Brown, visted the CentroNía Maryland site as part of a larger tour of PreKindergarten centers across the state. He spoke with Maryland Site Director Rosalba Bonilla-Acosta, Senior Director of Early Childhood Education Renata Claros, and Early Head Start Director Giselle Cohen, about current PreK legislation and how to improve access to early...
¡CentroNía se complace en comenzar un nuevo proyecto gratuito llamado Mamá Maestra!  Actualmente, estamos buscando a 20 mujeres embarazadas que estén interesadas en reunirse dos veces al mes para participar en talleres con la meta de fortalecer el lazo entre madre e hijo, a través de la narración de historias, canciones, y la celebración de la cultura latina.   Si usted o alguien a quien usted...
In collaboration with District of Columbia State Early Childhood Development Coordinating Council (SEDCC), CentroNía released the results to a food and nutrition needs assessment study conducted in the District of Columbia at an event on January 30, 2014.The goal of this study, conducted between June and August 2013, was to gather information on the status of food quality and nutrition education...

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