Sonia M. Toledo founded Dignity of Children, Inc. in 2008 with the vision of creating programs that will support families holistically. She has over 25 years of experience working in the after-school field building quality programming for students in elementary through high school during their off time. Sonia has worked for Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCA, Children’s Aid Society, Child Care Inc., and served as the President of the After School Works NY.learn more
Learning happens most effectively when learners are engaged, motivated, and self-directed. Dignity of Children teaches how to facilitate self-directed learning in all of its trainings.learn more
Our ideal client is a passionate leader who is committed to offering the best Early Childhood and/or After-School environment for the clients/customers they serve.learn more
We value every staff member in organizations for their individual and team collaboration to find new ways of serving children and together transforming communities, one adult & one family at a time.learn more
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With schools closed due to COVID-19, enterprising after-s...Read more
At Dignity of Children, we hold the health and safety of all in the highest regard. With that said, we are now transitioning all of our programming to an online platform while the world navigates through the current COVID-19 pandemic.
While kids are at home, we remind parents that it is important to keep your children stimulated on an emotional, physical and cognitive basis. Over the coming days and weeks, we will be posting mindful activities on our social media pages to help kids continue to learn while also being able to express their feelings. Remember to create a daily routine for your children that will help them remain excited and engaged!
Additionally, we want to encourage educators and afterschool staff members to take advantage of our online programs for professional development. For questions about DOC programming, call us at (646) 639-7711.
Please remember to take care of yourselves, wash your hands, be safe and stay healthy!