The Centro Mater Foundation is a South Florida based institution that supports the Centro Mater programs and the services they provide to over 1,200 children annually. The foundation helps to provide for the child care organization’s summer programs, which endeavour to keep at-risk youths focused and progressive during months of reduced stimulation, and supports the maintenance of all centers. Additionally, the Centro Mater Foundation—along with other agencies—works closely with the child care services organization to implement evidence-based practices; ensure the effectiveness of program implementation and fidelity to activities; connect children and their families to additional services within the community; enhance communication within care systems; and evaluate and examine efforts.