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July 1, 2015 - The CentroNía Institute, a professional development program at CentroNía focusing on early education professionals, officially launched the CentroNía Institute Reflective Practice Approach (CIRPA) Toolkit at the Denton law offices in Washington, DC with an audience of about 50 educators, government officials, and funders. The CIRPA Toolkit release is an exciting milestone for the...
With 30 years of experience in early childhood education, CentroNía created the CentroNía Institute to disseminate its best practices to educators and administrators. The Institute provides intensive, research-driven workshops and individualized coaching focusing on best practices in the education of our earliest learners, many of whom are English language learners.The CentroNía Institute...
It is official! DC Bilingual Public Charter School will move into its new home at 33 Riggs Road NE on July 1st. After more than ten years on Columbia Road, CentroNía is pleased to have helped secure this new building for DC Bilingual. We couldn't be more excited as the school enters this new chapter.Founded by CentroNía in 2004 and built from our core values of providing high-quality education...
Exciting things are happening at CentroNía this summer. DC Bilingual, the charter school managed by CentroNía, will be starting the 2015-2016 school year with a new building and we need lots of volunteers to make the move possible. We are looking for dedicated individuals to support teachers and staff in packing offices and classrooms, classroom set-up, building clean up, painting, and other...
Monday, May 11, 2015 - Parents, teachers and community members joined The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) director, Steve Barnett, alongside U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan to unveil the 2014 #StateofPreschool Report at our Takoma Park, MD center. The event started off with remarks by CentroNía President & CEO Myrna Peralta, followed by NIEER...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - Mayor Jeffrey Slavin of Somerset, MD hosted an event at his home to celebrate the work of CentroNía in Montgomery County. Attendees enjoyed great food and conversation with guests ranging from CentroNía Board Members to Mongomery County elected officials. Myrna Peralta, President and CEO, led a brief program and spoke on collaboration with Montgomery County...
The 2015 Scholastic Spring Book Fair: Under the Sea is around the corner! From May 4th – May 9th we invite you to visit out community library and buy your children's favorite book. All purchases benefit our classroom libraries!Don’t miss this opportunity to share the love of reading with your community.  We hope to see you at the Book Fair!  ¡La feria primaveral  Scholastics 2015: Under the Sea...
We invite you to join CentroNía on April 30th at the home of Somerset Mayor Jeffrey Slavin to celebrate our work with the children and families of Montgomery County!CentroNía began working in Maryland in 2007. Today, CentroNía Maryland serves more than 190 children ages 0-5 through Early Head Start, Pre-K and Home-Based visiting programs. CentroNía’s Pre-Kindergarten program in Takoma/Langley...
DC United in partnership with Univision  and Allstate donated $2,500 worth of soccer equipment to the community organization CentroNía. The equipment  was distributed to the children of Centronía.  The donation was possible through the Every Save Makes a Difference Initiative.As a community organization dedicated to the well-being of our students and families, we understand that regular physical...
The 2015 Scholastic Spring Book Fair: Under the Sea is around the corner! From May 4th – May 9th we invite you to visit out community library and buy your children's favorite book. All purchases benefit our classroom libraries!Don’t miss this opportunity to share the love of reading with your community.  We hope to see you at the Book Fair!  ¡La feria primaveral  Scholastics 2015: Under the Sea...
Join CentroNía and DC Bilingual Public Charter School for a March Book Fair featuring special guest storytellers and a book sale! Come by and share in the experience and take home a few books to put in your home library. All proceeds will directly benefit the CentroNía Community Library. We hope to see you there!¡Únete a CentroNía and DC Bilingual Public Charter School  a celebrar la Feria de...
CentroNía’s Wait List application is now open and it will remain open until January 31st, 2015. To register for the waitlist or to get more information, please contact our Admission Office at 202-332-4200 or email us at admissions@centronia.org.¿Quiere saber más sobre nuestro programa de Educación Temprana?La lista de espera para recibir servicios de cuidado de niños con CentroNía ya está...
December 17, 2014: CentroNía opened its doors to a newly renovated Early Childhood Center. In the midst of national momentum to improve the quality of Early Childhood Education, this expansion is due in part to a district wide effort to increase services to those families that need it most. In a very special Ribbon Cutting Ceremony parents, community members, representatives from the Office of...
The 2014 Scholastics Winter Book Fair: Sir Readalots’s Castle is around the corner! From December 5th-13th make sure to stop by our community library and buy your children's favorite book. All purchases benefit our classroom libraries!The Book Fair is a great way to get everyone excited about reading, for families build home libraries, and to purchase gifts for the holidays.  We encourage you to...
Are you looking for an educational and fun camp for your children during the holiday vacations? CentroNía's Studio ROCKS program is offering Winter Camp from December 22nd - January 2nd between 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM. The camp provides academic enrichment so students continue learning during break, and also engages creativity through lots of fun arts-focused studios. With a subsidy contract camp...
October 31, 2014: Book-O-Ween is about refocusing the energy around Halloween to incorporate reading and the importance of literacy. Students and staff in the building are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite characters from a book they loved as a child or young person.The event will be held at 1420 Columbia Road, NW on October 31, 2014 from 9:00-11:00. We need volunteers to join in on...
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-...

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