In 2018, La Piñata Del Aprendizaje’s co-founders took a bold and ambitious leap; combining their lived experience with a vast knowledge of best practices in Early Childhood Education and a strong commitment to families that resemble their own.

La Piñata del Aprendizaje’s team invites you to work together towards a solution to what has been an elusive and seemingly unsolvable problem; the consistently low performance level of children of color from neighborhoods that have been historically marginalized.

Programs

ECE Classroom

Families participate once/week in a 40-week parent/child Early Childhood Development classroom. See FAQ for more information and sign up for the waitlist to enroll.

Resources

Participating families are connected to resources to ensure they are able to take full advantage of the program and are deeply engaged in using their knowledge and the resources they receive to best prepare their child for preschool.

Caregivers Training 101

Parents and family childcare providers are invited to participate in a 10 week course designed to provide in depth theoretical and practical information regarding the early development of children ages 0-4. Graduates will gain an overview and acquire the knowledge and materials to best support the development of the young children in their care; supplemental trainings will be offered based on the graduates interests; CPR and First Aide certification will also be offered annually for caregivers.

About our staff

Blanca Madrid
Co-founder

Proudly Mexican, originally from Guadalajara Jalisco, Co-founder of La Piñata Del Aprendizaje since 2018, Graduated in Computer Science from the University of Guadalajara. Throughout her stay in Denver, she has dedicated herself to early childhood education. In the past, she facilitated parenting classes, where she highlighted positive parenting and the importance of having well-grounded cultural roots.

Guadalupe P. Martinez

Co-founder

Guadalupe Martinez is originally from Chihuahua, Chih. Mexico. She  graduated from the Institute for Computational Studies. She is now Co-Founder of La Piñata del Aprendizaje, graduated from Denver Community College where she studied early education, receiving the Early Childhood Director and Group Leader certificates.

Maria De La Luz Chavez  Flores (Lucy)

Maria De La Luz Chavez  Flores (Lucy)

Facilitator

Lucy was born in Guadalupe de Jalpa Purísima del Rincón Guanajuato, Mexico. Emigrated to the United States at the age of 4, graduated from Adams City High School, and has a certification in massage therapy. Lucy is very involved with her...
Alejandra Torres Eufracio

Alejandra Torres Eufracio

Facilitator

Originally from Tuxpan Jalisco, Alejandra Graduated from the City Institute of Technology Guzmán, with a Bachelor of Public Accounting. In 2011 she immigrated to the United States to Denver Colorado and while there, she was dedicated to home, early education...
Lydia Saenz

Lydia Saenz

Facilitator

Lydia was born and raised in the City of Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico. She finished her University studies with a degree in Psychology.  Currently, she has been working with families and children at La Pinata del Aprendizaje for nearly...
priscilla

Priscila Ramirez

Family Connector

Priscila was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico. She is a mother of three beautiful children (Isaura, Gabriel, Aranzazu). In 2000 Priscila immigrated to Colorado. She experienced first-hand how barriers like culture and language in a predominantly white school system made education...
Ricardo Rocha

Ricardo Rocha

Advisor and Business Consultant

Ricardo Rocha is originally from Guanajuato, Mexico. Ricardo is an aspiring social entrepreneur and spends most of his time in the social impact space creating social impact organizations.  Ricardo is the Chief Executive Officer of Bondadosa, a technology and transportation partner...
Sarah Shikes

Sarah Shikes

Resource and Partnership Development Consultant

Originally from Denver Colorado, Sarah has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 25 years. Through her experiences, she has developed a deep understanding of what it takes to run a successful nonprofit and what pitfalls to watch out for...

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