Making a Difference Through Education!
The Reading Room helps children ages 3-5 learn through fun, hands-on experiences. Cooperative play, color, letter, and number identification, being kind and showing respect for others offer a strong base from which to build. The children develop a love of learning, a desire to read and an interest in exploring the world around them.
K-8 After School Support
Homework assist, tutoring, access to technology, supplies for completing projects, caring/competent supervision all help children excel academically. In partnership with Connecting Kids to Meals, a nutritious meal is part of this program which is must for our EdChoice students. Transportation is provided.
In partnership with Penta Career Center, The Mareda Center offers adults an opportunity to obtain their GED. Initial academic assessment, placement on a study path, individual and group lessons, computer work and tutoring, all contribute to The Mareda Center being one of Penta Career Center’s most successful GED sites.
Transportation & Nourishment
• Student transportation to/from school and the after school program
• Parent transportation to/from school conferences, meetings, programs, special events, medical appointments and more!
• Reading Room breakfast and lunch
• GED and after school program snacks
• Care packages for home
A safe, fun experience where students will be engaged with hands-on/minds-on math and reading activities. Through team competitions, character education, STEM activities, healthy breakfast and lunch under the guidance of supportive adults, students will grow socially and academically while having FUN!
*Children are required to be pre-registered for programs.
The EdChoice Scholarship is a State of Ohio program providing low-income students in underperforming public schools the opportunity to attend participating private schools on a renewable scholarship. The Mareda Center staff assist parents in all the many steps required to get the children approved for the scholarship and enrolled in the “best match” school. The summer “Boot Camp” and after school program are required so the children are fully supported in theirlearning. Nearly 100 children have been helped with their education through this process. Some have made honor roll and all are supported in the various facets of their education.