Faith Perspective

Children of the World Learning Center celebrates a successful first year

About the authors

Reverend Susan Suarez Webster has served in the role of Assistant Pastor of Community Outreach since June 2011 at Central UMC.  When the leaders and congregation began to sense God’s call to offer a Multicultural Preschool for the community, she was overjoyed.  The children, teachers and congregation have benefited from the relationships of the international families that are associated with the preschool and church.

Since August, 2018, Maria Cardarelli has been the Program Administrator of Children of the World Learning Center. Maria was born in Venezuela to an immigrant family from Italy and was blessed to be raised in a diverse household where she was able to spend time in both countries. Maria has lived in the US for 23 years where she adopted a third culture into her life and learned her third language. Maria has 20 years of experience working in early childhood education.