About CentroNía Institute
The CentroNía Institute was conceived as the result of CentroNía’s experience and success working with young children, their families, and teachers in a bilingual, multicultural environment. The majority of children we serve are English Language Learners (ELLs). Due to these circumstances, this community is historically underserved, both locally and nationally, by center- and school-based education. The CentroNía Institute strives to raise awareness and strengthen institutional capacity to address these needs in the following ways:
- Presenting and disseminating research surrounding best practices for educating young ELLs.
- Offering professional development workshops and trainings to educators, school leadership, childcare center staff, and parents.
- Providing on-site technical assistance and individualized coaching to teachers and staff in real life circumstances in the classroom.
- Through education and training, our goal is to meet the needs of the growing population of ELLs and prepare teachers for a successful professional career in Early Childhood Education.