Promotional video created for Give Miami Day describes services and features parents and alumni speaking of the influence of Centro Mater in their lives.
WPLG - CH 10 Centro Mater Wellness Summer Camp Feature. The Centro Mater Wellness Summer Camp is packed with instructive fieldtrips, physical education, nutrition workshops and special interest classes like arts and crafts, theater, dance and music in addition to a literacy curriculum that is implemented all summer long to reinforce reading and writing skills. All children enrolled are also guaranteed 2/3 of their daily nutritional needs with a balanced breakfast, lunch and snack.
Centro Mater provides a clean, safe, and nurturing environment that promotes a positive atmosphere for children.
Mom reads to children celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday. Centro Mater gives children, at each developmental stage, a foundation for the successful obtainment of knowledge. Centro Mater encourages diversity and individuality; and promotes the love of self, community and learning.
All centers follow a USDA approved menu, carefully balanced to assure all children receive 2/3 of their daily nutritional needs. All children receive a comprehensive assessment of their health and nutritional needs twice a year. Centro Mater's own Registered Dietitian closely reviews nutrition data and develops treatment plans where needed.
Vegetable gardens at most sites are planted, cared for, and harvested by children to eat in class and learn about the importance of vegetables and fruits in their diets.
Infants and Toddlers
(6 weeks to 36 months)
The Centro Mater staff works with the youngest of children during the most crucial developmental years of their life, just as they begin to understand the world. At this stage, a creative curriculum is used, which provides a comprehensive framework that emphasizes relationships between the children their caregivers, teachers and their families.
(3 to 5 years)
The High Scope Educational Curriculum is introduced, which includes content areas for children, and a training model to help adults use the programs of study to support children's development.
(5 to 12 years)
This aspect of the program provides high-quality after-school and full-day summer camp activities for primarily at-risk, low-income children (5% of which are children with disabilities), promoting academic achievement, healthy lifestyles and social skills.