Asociacion Centro Materno Infantil "Mi Tia"
The “Mi Tía” Day Care Center is a partner of Global Ministries, and was established in 1984 as an ecumenical institution for the purpose of serving low income children and their parents in the southern neighborhoods of the capital city of San Jose, Costa Rica. Mi Tia is a non-profit mission of social welfare and have been in service for almost three decades. They serve children at social risk, families facing hardships, and they provide rehabilitation centers for drug addicts. They also house a communal dining room and hostels for women and children. It is need based and pay depends on income. The children of mostly single mothers are typically between the ages of one month and twelve years. Beyond the traditional daycare services of supervised learning and social activities during the weekday, the “Mi Tia” Center provides extended hours from 5:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m., overnight accommodations, and weekend hours to serve the varied needs of working parents. In essence, “Mi Tia” Childcare Center is a twenty-four hour, seven days a week facility.
The “Mi Tia”’ staff under the direction of Ms. Isha Delgado is devoted to total child development, spiritual growth, knowledge of the word of God, and how to apply Christian principles in daily living. Christian values are maintained in every facet of the Center’s programs.
Mi Tia” has a vision for the future that includes purchasing land to build a new facility, improving the playground equipment, and increasing the staff. The Center now enters its third decade of service with many needs but also with expectations for creating a greater measurable difference for the poor children of southern San Jose.