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Education Mission

Our mission is to serve families and individuals and provide opportunities for them to grow by integrating them into specialized, relevant programs that equip them with new learning strategies. Our aim is to empower the family or individual to think critically and to seek knowledge and truth.


ESOL Classes

Learn English for free!
Tuesdays & Thursdays 
5:00 PM–7:00 PM 
Class sessions are offered in the Winter/Spring and Fall.
Location: Education Building, Tech Center Studio 

Registrations are accepted year-round.
Register Today

Need more information? 
Contact Irene Díaz, Education Department Manager 

Field Trips

Dr. Seuss' Birthday
March 2
Every child 12 & under who visits the Dayton Kroc Center will receive an educational surprise to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday!
(Available while supplies last.)

Grades: 3-6
October TBD
Join us for a time of learning, fun, and STEM! Students will be engaged in fun activities that will introduce them to the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

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GED Program

Tuesdays & Thursdays
10:00 AM–1:00 PM
Sessions: Winter, Spring, Fall

Pass your General Educational Development Test and earn a high-school equivalent degree with the Dayton Kroc Center's GED program.

Request More Information

Contact Lydia Ward

















Take-home Activities

Don't have time to participate at the Kroc? No problem, you can take activities home with you for FREE!
Tech Center Hours

Take & Make for Adults

Every month we will offer a new and exciting take-home craft you can start here at the Dayton Kroc Center and take home to finish.

Take-home Kit for Teens

Every month we will feature a new take-home craft kit or creative writing contest for teens and tweens to enter.

Take-home Coloring Pages

For national holidays, such as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we will have a coloring page. A prize will be given to the most creative artist. Use anything you want to make your picture stand out. Coloring pages are free. The cost to enter the coloring contest is $3.00 per person.


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 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 

—Philippians 4:8 NIV

Meet Our Friendly & Caring Staff

Irene Díaz
Education Department Manager

I been working with children and youth since I was a youth. I love to be around children; they always bring a fresh way to see life! Here at The Kroc Center it is my pleasure to direct the Education building along with a great staff. My goal in life is to show God's character and to be an example. I think every day is an opportunity lo learn: from each other, from God, from nature, and more. It is never too late to reach a goal. Here in Education we want you to know that you are valuable and you have worth! I like this Bible verse: “Brothers, I know that I have not yet reached that goal. But there is one thing I always do: I forget the things that are past. I try as hard as I can to reach the goal that is before me. I keep trying to reach the goal and get the prize. That prize is mine because God called me through Christ to the life above.”—Philippians 3:13–14 ICB version

Lydia Ward
Education Technology Specialist

I truly enjoy enriching the lives of our youth, our families, and our Special Needs Community. I am a Wright State University graduate and have a passion for all things communication, especially communication through the channel of technology. I have been with The Kroc Center for over 4 years. The passion for seeing others succeed drives me to bring you the best experience in our Tech Cafe. We offer so much just for you, whether it may be help you with your printing needs, project needs, or one on one sessions to help you with your technology needs. Let Chris Wilson (the Technology Member Service Representative) and me meet your technology needs today.

Emily Campbell
Education Programming Specialist

Emily has been a licensed teacher since 2006 after graduating from Colorado State University with a degree in History with an emphasis in Education. She has moved around the United States with her family working in the classroom for over 6 years. Emily has completed numerous trainings and is not only endorsed in Gifted Studies but is also a Leave No Trace Trainer, New Mexico Master Naturalist, and has also taken Lego Education Trainings. She has volunteered with multiple youth organizations with ages ranging from birth to 21 years as well as creating trainings and guides for adults to help the kids they volunteer with. Emily is excited to be here at The Kroc Center and is having fun creating fun programs like SK2, Learning in Action, Read and Feed, and Summer Camp!

Chris Wilson
Technology Member Service Representative

I am an advocate for both children and animals who has worked with children in different capacities for 3 decades. My experience includes teaching grades 4-5 in the Dayton Public School system and working with staff overseeing the development of children with mental and physical disabilities. I have a love of the advancements in technology and I enjoy teaching them to others as well. I am a foster parent and a pet parent. My pets are Chancellor, an 11-year-old Shih Tzu, and Cashe, a 2-year-old Doberman. I enjoy volunteering for causes involving children and animals, but the most enjoyable part of my day is the time I spend meditating with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


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