Who We Are

About Us

Our commitment is to provide affordable and accessible high quality child care education to low-income, working families. Through our multiple child care sites, we are responding to one of the most important and challenging essential services facing the residents of the District of Columbia and the greater metropolitan region.

CentroNía is a community-based organization, nationally recognized for its award-winning programs in the field of early childhood education, professional development to educators, and family support services in a bilingual and multicultural environment to more than 2,500 low-income children and families. Our holistic approach and wraparound services ensure that the children and families we serve receive the support they need to succeed academically, develop a strong sense of community, and live healthy and active lives.

For more than 37 years, our programs have grown and expanded to meet the evolving needs of our children, families, and the residents of the communities we serve.

Our Mission:
Educating children and youth and strengthening families, in a bilingual, multicultural environment.

Our Programs

Early Childhood Education

Our full-day, dual-language ECE programs—including Early Head Start, infants and toddlers, Pre-Kindergarten, and out-of-school time—lay the foundation for school readiness and empower parents to become strong advocates for their child’s education.

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Family Services

We are committed to supporting parents in their role as their child’s first and most important teacher. We build strong relationships with families to support their wellbeing and create positive parent-child relationships so both can learn and grow together.

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Food & Wellness

We cook nutritious meals prepared from fresh and local ingredients, educate adults and children to adopt the healthy lifestyles, advocates for better food policies, and embed our holistic model within communities.

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CentroNía Institute

We aim to increase the number of high-quality early childhood professionals in the greater D.C. metropolitan area and provide educators with the knowledge, skills and credentials to work with our youngest learners.

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Some of Our Partners and Supporters

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  • Greater DC Diaper Bank Logo
  • Venture Philanthropy Partners Logo
  • D.C. Public Schools Logo
  • Comis Foundation Logo