Episode 15 | Centering Black Children w/ Amelia Allen

On this first day of Black History Month 2022, we had the privilege of hearing from Amelia Allen, founder of Sankofa Learning Center, about Centering Black Children. Amelia shared touch upon the following:

  • Why she took this leap of faith
  • Meaning of Sankofa
  • The trial & triumph of purchase her first home
  • Learnings from starting her own school
  • Strategies that center Black children and create an environment where they experience joy

Amelia Allen Sherwood is a mother, educator, and anti-bias & anti-racist organizer. She had a vision with her eyes wide open one day and it revealed an African-Centered learning space that centered Black children. It is her hope that Sankofa Learning Center can be a high-quality early childhood program that uses Montessori pedagogy as a tool, Black Homeschooling Collective, and healing hub for the community. She currently works at Elm City Montessori School as the Anti-Bias & Anti-Racism Director on Quinnipiac land, but you may know it as New Haven, Ct.

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This episode is sponsored by Teach With Love Global---an organization focused on bringing teachers, who LOVE to travel, around the world for ‘authentic culturally immersive’ travel, while also giving back to the Edu Community!

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