March 22, 2017 – CentroNía was honored to celebrate the opening of its newest early childhood education center at Cardozo Education Campus. The program provides affordable, high-quality early childhood education for 15 infants and toddlers of student parents enrolled at the campus. For young families enrolled in the program, CentroNía provides a safe space for their children to grow and develop during the school day while they focus on their studies, graduating high school, and laying the foundation for future successes. CentroNía went through a rigorous DCPS proposal process and was selected out of 14 other applicants. Principal Tanya Roane referenced the ideal fit in her remarks, nearly 50% of the Cardozo Education Campus student body are English language learners (ELL) and the school heavily values multicultural education and bilingual supports.
Participating in the celebration was Superintendent Hanseul Kang, Councilwoman Brianne Nadeau, as well as representatives from OSSE, DCPS, and the Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs. After a short program, guest in attendance were guided into the classroom to see the new program in action.
For more information about our early childhood education program, visit our programs webpage.