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.
The CentroNía Institute offers the following:
Early Head Start Quality Improvement Network (QIN)
The CentroNía Institute is proud to have been selected to participate in the District of Columbia’s Quality Initiative Network working with early childhood development centers across the city. Our team of coaches works closely with educators and administrators to ensure their program upholds the high standards set by federal and state officials to ensure all children receive the best education possible at a young age.