About Centro Mater

What Maters

Our Structure

What lies at the core of Centro Mater’s vision are forward-reaching standards and goals that focus its endeavors to:

  • Provide a clean, safe, and nurturing environment that promotes a positive atmosphere for children.
  • Offer educational and social supportive services, nutritional and health guidance, along with developmental experiences.
  • Give children, at each developmental stage, a foundation for the successful obtainment of knowledge.
  • Approach child care and education with an emphasis on quality individual attention through an impressive staff to child ratio.
  • Offer a devoted staff with substantial academic and child development training.
  • Encourage diversity and individuality.
  • Promote the love of self, community and learning.
  • Provide youths with the tools to become problem solvers, independent explorers and creative thinkers.
  • Extend support services to parents, guardians and families.
  • Support parent’s self-sufficiency by providing them opportunities to strengthen their family unit, prevent drug abuse, deal with domestic violence, and develop parenting skills.
  • Remain accessible to all families of any ethnicity, race and/or religion.
  • Continue to be actively involved in the community.
  • Provide a safe haven for ideas, expression and progress—where every child Maters.

Our Mission

Our Awards

Centro Mater embraces the concept that love for the children brings hope for the future. With its core defined 45 years ago, Centro Mater’s unwavering mission is,“To provide quality services to disadvantaged children by offering developmentally appropriate experiences conducive to enhancing the child’s potential while empowering and strengthening the families.