Preschool in Baltimore, MD 21217
1114 N. Mount Street
Baltimore, MD 21217
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To have pride, respect and responsibility for ourselves and our community: UMOJA means UNITY! The mission of UMOJA Head Start Academy is to promote unity within the program, staff, parents, children, families and the community. Head Start is foremost a family centered program.
In carrying out our mission, UMOJA Head Start Academy strives to empower children. We do this by helping them to meet the challenges in their present environment, as well as preparing them to meet responsibilities in school and life. This process involves the childs entire family and UMOJA Head Start Academys community working as one to meet the familys physical, mental, and nutritional needs.
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The philosophy of UMOJA Head Start Academy ensures head start children a healthy and cheerful individual learning environment. We offer individual education plans through an emphasis on play. The program also offers an opportunity for the child to develop physically, intellectually, socially and emotionally. Special activities are planned for the child to function freely and to explore and experiment in the early childhood environment to improve his/her learning. The learning environment is a joyous, lively and fun loving place, which maintains an atmosphere of the acceptance of each child utilizing space, furniture and equipment appropriate for the children. Learning experiences will take place in the center which facilitates individual and group interaction and home-based curriculum activities.
Unity is the key to all UMOJA Head Start Academy activities and experiences. The UMOJA Head Start Academy staff will represent well trained, highly competent individuals dedicated to the service mission statement To promote unity within the classroom, the home, and the community.