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.
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: email@example.com / 804-687-2814
Tony Hackenberg: firstname.lastname@example.org / 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.