Mission: Academic Excellence‘s mission is to improved performance and recognition of professionals in education of children, promote and coordinate high quality programming for the educational development of all children and their families and serve and act on behalf of the needs, rights and well-being of all children with primary focus on the provision of educational and developmental services and resources.
Target demographics: young and school age children and their families also the early childhood education professionals
Direct beneficiaries per year: 46 families and 25 early childhood professionals.
Geographic areas served: Hudson County, NJ
Programs: Education Consulting providing ECE advisory, parent workshops, summer camps, after-school, staff development and credentialing in early childhood education training and workshop presentations for adult continuous education, professional and personal mentoring, life skills, education scholarship guidance, grant facilitation, program management, Child Development Associate Credentialing Advisor with Council for Professional Recognition, Washington DC. Since 2009 Academic Excellence’s (AE) has sponsored a summer camp call Lil People’s Fun Arts Camp. The Summer Camp is designed to offer children/families a safe haven that will enhance physical social and emotional growth while providing academic enrichment through the Arts and education during the summer months. The Camp operates June until August from 8:00 am – 5:30 pm. Monday through Friday. AE assist in Promoting a positive self-concept, cultural affirmation, social awareness, and community building to empower young people with the knowledge, tools, and confidence to achieve their fullest potential.