Professional Development

Centro offers professional development to its staff that continues the educational process for our Utah community.

Many of our staff were parents who got involved through their children at Head Start and became dedicated to helping other children succeed as well. They represent a diversity of experience that makes them better teachers and caregivers.

Centro's Staff


of staff were parents of Head Start Children


Different Countries of Origin


CDAs (Child Development Associates)


Bilingual (representing 6 different languages)


Success Story

Laura Torres - Harvested from the Field and Professionally Grown at Centro

One parent's journey from migrant farmworker to HR Specialist

When asked why she has continued to serve with Centro after 17 years Laura replied, “I stay for the families and the children we serve because I was there. I was on their side. I’ve been there. So that’s my reward and not only because I’m Latina but to be able to help mi gente, mi raza, that for me is rewarding.”

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Child Development Associate (CDA)

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Centro is dedicated to providing early childhood caregivers and teachers with the tools necessary to nurture and enhance children’s emotional, physical, social, and intellectual development. As the most widely recognized Early Childhood Education (ECE) credential, obtaining a CDA not only increases the quality of childhood education within the community but also opens the doors of opportunity to teachers journey in the ECE field.

Read about how Centro was recognized by the Council for Professional Recognition for proctoring a high number of Child Development Associates (CDA’s) in the community.

Success Story

Safia Mohammad

Read Safia’s inspiring story of overcoming obstacles to receive her CDA.

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