About us

Our Story

Mundo de Ninos Academy strives to encourage their partners, customers, suppliers and neighbors “to make a positive change, to be innovators, leaders, and contributors to an inclusive society and consistently reach and assist underprivileged children in the community.
In 2011 what began as a Preschool Teacher has blossomed into Mundo de Ninos Academy founded in 2021 with one goal in mind- to provide quality, affordable, care for all children- regardless of age, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status or location. Cecilia Urrea (CEO) combined two of her passions and experiences. After working in clinical spaces as a Speech and Language Pathologist Assistant SLPA, she realized that children thrive and endure in healthy environments.

Mundo de Ninos Academy is a 501(c) (3) educational and early intervention organization with a focus on the development lifespan in children.

The primary milestones involved are the identification of issues in the household, alternative solutions to resolve the issues and methods to strengthen weaknesses. The identification process is designed holistically through analysis of specific organizations like Early Start, First 5 Riverside, Inland Regional Center, Resource & Referral Network and Riverside University Health Care System. The organization believes potential issues can be identified and developed further strategies for optimal learning and developing. Mundo de Ninos Academy has been a leader in child development for 10 years with a wide vision to encourage their partners, consumers, and neighbors to make the world a better place by inspiring and nurturing the human spirit. Mundo de Ninos Academy will certainly strive to reach the higher level of cognitive reasoning in a least restrictive environment.

Our Core Values

“At our child development website, we’re dedicated to cultivating a nurturing environment where every child can flourish. Our core values center on holistic growth, celebrating diversity, and fostering curiosity. With a steadfast commitment to excellence, we provide resources and support that prioritize emotional well-being, intellectual exploration, and inclusive learning environments. We believe in championing each child’s unique journey, ensuring they feel empowered, supported, and celebrated every step of the way.”


A relationship of one person to another.


To give account to and answer for.


To go beyond the limit.


In relation to truth and fair dealing.


The quality of being worthy.

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Staff Bios

Meet Our staff

Cecilia Urrea

Cecilia Urrea currently serves as the Administrative Program Director at Mundo de Ninos Academy. In 2011 she began her career as a Preschool Teacher later on moved to take on a Lead Head Start position, where she designed a personalized curriculum to meet diverse early learning needs. Ms. Urrea started Mundo de Ninos Academy as a non-profit organization to help families with child care needs, early intervention and infant development home-based services.

Jenna Hughes

Jenna Hughes serves as the Lead Occupational Therapist at Mundo de Ninos Academy. She has worked in Pediatrics for the past 7 years as an Occupational Therapist. She has international experience in Sydney, Australia and domestically worked in Denver, Colorado; and currently practicing in California. Feeding therapy, early intervention and working with children with Autism are her specialties.

Maria Fausto

Maria Fausto serves as Secretary/Treasurer for Mundo de Ninos Academy. She is currently working towards obtaining her Masters in School Counselor at CSUSB. In 2016 she graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and collaborated in the CAL-SOAP program. Advocacy and giving back are her way of donating to her community by helping youth apply to college and choose career pathways.