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Little Sun People Light up Kwanzaa

The pre-schoolers of Little Sun People, Inc., held their annual Kwanzaa celebration

The pre-schoolers of the day care center Little Sun People, Inc., held their annual Kwanzaa celebration on Friday in the auditorium of P.S. 93.

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of witnessing a Kwanzaa program, I guarantee you: This is the cutest one going in Central Brooklyn right now.

Three- and four-year-olds had story lines and dance moves memorized, a very impressive feat (disciplining a group of 3-year-olds is like trying to hold water in your hands).

But the organizers of the event pulled it off beautifully, offering a perfectly beguiling picture of Kwanzaa and its significance to African-American culture.

“This is one of Brooklyn's best kept secrets,” said one commenter on Yelp, about Little Sun People Day Care. “Our son loves his violin, has been writing sentences and doing basic math - and he's not even 5 yet! The teachers are warm, caring, extremely knowledgeable, and they love their students.

“Our son looks forward to school each day and rushes to tell us the new words he learned, about the experiences he had and the otherwise fantastic things happening in his world at LSP.  He is well on his way to becoming an avid reader and we owe a great deal of thanks to the brilliant leadership at LSP.”

Jadayah December 18, 2011 at 09:01 PM
I went to LSP from age 1 to age 7, and I couldn't agree more. Where else would I be learning english, spanish, AND swahili, while learning African dance and violin, AND my counting, and reading? LSP has it all. I'm in college now, graduated high school top of my class, and entering college with a full scholarship. LSP was definitely a good part in building that foundation, those roots, to keep me going. Its like Montessori, but with an Afro-centric flavor you wouldn't find anywhere else. Instead of Mrs. Barclift, you would say Mama Fela. Little things like that make LSP great!
Karen Tappin December 19, 2011 at 05:43 PM
Love this school and so does my daughter!! The teachers are attentive, caring and knowledgeable. The administrators, teachers, parents and children make me feel very comfortable knowing that my daughter is going to school in a learning environment that's rich in culture. It's too bad they only offer schooling through pre-k. Our children need Little Sun People through high school.
Lurie Favors December 19, 2011 at 08:21 PM
We absolutely adore LSP. Our son is excited about school every day and enjoys everything from the learning centers to the culturally relevant homework assignments. He has developed a love for learning and confidence in himself and his community. His class (4s) is learning everything from addition, subtraction, reading, social skills, geography and lessons in how to build up the community. My ONLY REGRET is that LSP stops at pre-k. We need institutions like this from 2 - 18. Thank you Mama Fela and the dynamic teachers at LSP. We adore you and love the work that you do.
Keiana Dunn March 07, 2012 at 04:14 AM
Wow, I can't tell you how much I pleased I am with LSP! We have our 4 year old daughter here and what we most love about the LSP is the cultural approach to teaching. It is wonderful to know my daughter is being taught a solid academic foundation and developing a sense of herself. I highly recommend the LSP for parents looking to culturally enrich and build character in their kids. Thanks you LSP for all that you do :)

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