From three modest child-care centers with 75 children in 1965, RCMA today serves nearly 7,000 children of migrant farm workers and rural, low-income families in more than 68 centers throughout Florida Children in our centers range from 6 weeks to 12 years old. RCMA’s inclusion of children with disabilities, beginning with infants and toddlers, has been recognized as a model within Florida.
With more than 480 students, our three charter schools provide a seamless transition for children as they progress from RCMA’s early childhood and pre-kindergarten programs into elementary school.
RCMA also offers voluntary pre-kindergarten services to all eligible 4 year olds in our programs.
RCMA offers programs for parents, too, so they can improve their English, finish their schooling (both through the Florida and Mexico school systems) and improve their literacy.
We have strong partnerships with Head Start, Florida’s Office of Early Learning, local Early Learning Coalitions, the Mexican Consulates in Orlando and Miami, Florida agriculture, community-based organizations and school districts.
More than half of RCMA’s childcare centers have been nationally accredited, reflecting standards and achievements that exceed state licensing requirements.