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Attention: CentroNía Closed Wednesday 3/6 Due to Weather

Inclement Weather/Emergency Internal Policy

Please listen to local TV announcements for CentroNía and DC Bilingual Public Charter School weather-related or emergency closings. Our inclement weather policy is as follows:

The decision to open late or close due to inclement weather will be made by 6am. It will be communicated to local TV and radio stations and a recorded message will be available at (202) 332-4200(DC) or (301)543-8040(MD).  The delay or closing will be posted by site as follows: DC Bilingual PCS, CentroNía – DC, or CentroNía – MD. Note that sites may have different Inclement Weather postings depending on local weather conditions.

Delayed Opening:

In the case of a delayed opening, all Center and School sites will open at 10 AM.

Closing Decision:

CentroNía and DC Bilingual PCS will be closed to all children, families and staff. 

Closing During the Course of the School Day:

In the event of an emergency during the school day we will make every effort to have the information available through local media as stated above. We will also make every effort to call parents. Please be sure we have your most current day time phone number and email addresses so we can contact you. For information please call 202 332-4200

CentroNía @ Upshur Now Open!

UPDATE: CentroNía @ Upshur is now open and accepting applicactions for 2.5-3.5 year olds as well as for our Studio ROCKS afterschool program for kids ages 5-8. For inquiries please contact our admissions office at, or 202-332-4200.

The Mamá Maestra Inauguration Welcomes Mothers to Program

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 ultimately celebrate the beginning of a cultural journey.

Hyundai Donates 1,000 Winter Coats to CentroNía Families

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 & CEO Myrna Peralta as well as representatives from Hyundai Motor America and NCLR. 

Lt. Governor Anthony Brown visits CentroNía Maryland site

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.

Mama Maestra: canta, cuenta, juega, y lee

¡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 conoce están interesadas, no dude en contactar a Catalina Stirling al (240) 405-9972 antes del 11 de febrero, 2014.

CentroNía Releases Food & Nutrition Education Needs Assessment of DC Childcare Centers

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.

CentroNía Early Head Start Releases Annual Report

CentroNía's Early Head Start (EHS) program - located in Tacoma Park, Maryland - released its Annual Report for the 2012-2013 School Year. The report highlights accomplishments, program structure, and financials in regards to both home-based and center-based options. With full enrollment in both options, CentroNía's program was able to provide education and support to 72 children and their families. The Early Head Start staff and teachers in Maryland will continue to provide high-quality early education in the 2013-2014 School Year. Follow the links below to view the Annual Report!

Congratulations to CentroNía’s 2013 Class of CDA Graduates!

The CentroNía Child Development Associate (CDA) Training Program celebrates another successful cycle of classes. This year the program was organized differently, offering courses to two cohorts for Spanish speakers and English speakers. This year CentroNía Institute revised and enhanced the training program by adding 30 additional hours to address the three major challenges teachers face in today’s classrooms.

CentroNía Congratulates DC Bilingual for Receiving Tier 1 Award!

DC Bilingual is happy to announce it is now recognized as a Tier 1 Public Charter School by the DC Public Charter School Board! In the course of the 2012-13 academic school year, DC Bilingual achieved a combined score of 65.2% in DC reading and math assessments, re-enrollment rates, and student attendance.

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