Early Education and Childcare
Giving children a foundation for success
Family involvement in early childhood education Catholic Health Services

Excellence in Education for Children


Innovative child care for every age and stage

Centro Mater child care centers create a safe, nurturing environment for your children, encouraging them to become confident problem-solvers, independent explorers and creative thinkers. Our philosophy for early childhood education and care is designed to give every child, at each stage of development, a beginning foundation of success in school and to promote a love of learning.

Centro Mater was the first to offer child care center services in Florida that combined pre-school and before-and-after school programs. All five of our centers have earned national accreditations.

Find out more about each Miami child care center location.

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Funding Sources

Centro Mater Childcare Services, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3, nonprofit organization which receives funds from:

Centro Mater Funding Soruces

Child health & nutritional services

We offer a full range of child care assistance for South Florida families.

Healthy nutrition

The meals we serve support USDA guidelines and reflect the vibrant ethnic and culinary diversity of the communities we serve. They’re prepared by experienced, dietitian-trained cooks to balance good health with great taste!

Child health services

These include: physical examinations, dental services, immunizations, laboratory tests, vision screening and follow-up plans. See our child health & nutrition programs

Family & Community

Find out more about our available services that include: English as a Second Language, Employment Assistance, Parental Involvement as a Volunteer, GED Diploma study, vocational classes, parental skills classes, and nutrition classes. Explore Family & Community Services

What Parents and Students Say About Centro Mater


Centro Mater shaped Ray Blanco’s own childhood and is now guiding a second generation of Blancos to success.


Centro Mater West made such a big impact on that she returned a decade later to volunteer. Hear what made her experience here so inspiring.


  • Centro Mater Foundation

    What MATERs Most.

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  • History and Mission

    Designed to give children a beginning foundation of success.

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  • Health and Nutritional Services

    Provides a full range of assistance to children and families.

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  • "The diverse training opportunities provided through Centro Mater Walker Park helped me gain knowledge fostering my growth as an educator." ...
    Heather Jannotti, teacher assistant at Centro Mater

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