Ecuador Day Care

St. John Neumann provides assistance to the Fundacion Cristo de Miraville Day Care Center in Quito, Ecuador. This daycare center provides a Christian education for the children of the working poor around the Quito area. Rev. Manuel Espinosa oversees the Day Care and its children. St. John Neumann, through donations and sponsorships of the children, provides monetary support for the Day Care. Fr. Espinosa visits us each year in the summer and is in contact with newsletters during the rest of the year.

Ecuador Day Care

Sponsorship Drive 2021

For the members of St. John Neumann "adopt" the students of Cristo de Miraville Day Care Center in Quito, Ecuador.

Although under Covid-19 restrictions the Day Care Center is unable to hold in-person classes, it continues to provide educational materials and food to the students in order to improve their living conditions while they must stay at home. In this way the Day Care has been able to maintain contact with its 33 current students. Even though the capacity of the school is 120, they have been unable to accept new student applications. It is their greatest hope that once they are allowed to open their doors, they will again be at full capacity. Therefore, we are asking for sponsorships for the 33 current students, as well as the 87 “future students” that we hope for in the coming months. Sponsorship costs remain at $200 again this year. Please see instructions below on how to SignUp!


  • Click on the link above (or copy and paste it into your search engine). The signup will appear.

  • Select a child from the list, or choose to sponsor a future student.

  • Go to the bottom of the page and click the “Submit and Sign Up” button.

  • You will be asked to enter your name, email, and phone number. When all required information has been entered, go to the “Sign Up Now” button and click it.

  • You will receive an email with your ‘Sign Up” information.

Bulletin EDC Jan. - Feb. 2021.pdf

If you would like to make a charitable donation:

Checks -- should be made out to St. John Neumann with "Ecuador Sponsorship" written in the memo section.

Faith Direct -- Use the "One Time Gift" option through Faith Direct. Be sure to place "Ecuador Sponsorship" in the note section.

For further information for the 2021 Sponsorship Drive, contact:

Jaime Quinn: / 804-687-2814

Tony Hackenberg: / 804-339-0267

Current Day Care Students:

The Kids at the Ecuador Day Care

Mark 9:36-37 ~ He took a little child whom he placed among them. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.”


  • The Academic Coordination Team continued to meet and work on planning and follow-ups. They also held psycho-pedagogical meetings to discuss specific cases. Students are tested, and where needed, are given extra academic support. Progress reports are also sent to parents.


  • Students are given a full nutritional evaluation and underweight student are giving nutritional supplements.

  • Dental students from UDLA examine the students and report students who need specific dental work.

Parents & Catholic Teachings

  • “School for Parents” session is when Father Manuel Espinoza talks about “Christian Values”

  • Students and parents are educated in Christian values throughout the year and many projects and celebrations are held.


  • In March and April the day care accepts applications for new students. They always receive more applicants than the 38 available spots. Applications get pre-checked and volunteers make the required home-visits.