Our recent construction project, funded by Boston-based Loomis, Sayles & Company, has allowed us to double the capacity of the educational program. We now serve over 120 students in our pre-school per year. There are six full-time teachers all of whom received their educational training with the support of the Center. The children receive instruction in reading, art, counting, personal care (including oral and dental care), but mostly in collaborative play. The Center provides milk and a healthy snack, which is important as the children rarely receive milk in their homes. Parents pay a nominal fee for the children to attend pre-school. The cost is 250 pesos per month, or approximately $5 per month.