The mission of M.O.M.I.E's TLC is to nurture the genius of children and create a transformative learning system.
M.O.M.I.E's implements a unique 3-pronged educational change strategy to address our children's urgent needs and achieve our mission:
- Providing high-quality direct services that are creative, culture-based learning programs for children, ages 5 to 12.
- Offering opportunities for parent and community involvement, advocacy, and training.
- Developing innovative, user-friendly educational tools, resources, and products for families and the community.
Culture-Based Learning Programs
The foundation of M.O.M.I.E's educational strategy is our holistic, culture-based learning Programs. All of our programs integrate culture-based learning as a tool to build character, confidence, and leadership. Typically and traditionally, history lessons are restricted to the middle and high school years and are frequently textbook driven. However, M.O.M.I.E’s goal is to share fun, hands-on history lessons targeting early learners through multi-sensory curricula, and inspire teachers and families to use such strategies in their classrooms and homes.
M.O.M.I.E’s initiatives respond to the tremendous need in neighborhoods across the nation for interactive, culture-based learning for preschool and elementary aged children. Research demonstrates that children who cultivate a positive and strong sense of “cultural pride” and positive “self-concept,” are better equipped to confront oppression, excel academically, and develop a healthy foundation for social and emotional development.* Special efforts like our progressive history teaching series, The Great Persons Series and the Children's Gallery of Black History seek to "bring history to life" for young children and create opportunities for our children to exhibit their leadership, confidence, and talents. Currently, M.O.M.I.E's offers the following Programs and activities throughout the year:
* Anti-Bias Curriculum: Tools for Empowering Young Children (NAEYC, Louise Derman-Sparks)