I am Senayt Gaim, founder of Children of Africa- Preschool and  Cultural Center. My goal starting this school was to create a healing and empowering environment that focuses on self love, identity and confidence building. While completing my Bachelors Degree in Pan African Studies at Cal State Los Angeles, I was inspired by the Marcus Garvey School. I loved how self aware, brilliant, and vibrant the students there were. I started studying other cultural schools that reinforced the history of their culture, language, and saw the influence this had on the child's self esteem as well. Drawing inspiration from those experiences is the genesis of Children of Africa Daycare and Cultural Center.

I believe having an education is so much more than memorizing words, it's setting up a foundation of how you see yourself in the world and having the critical thinking skills needed for success. As an African woman myself, I understand the struggles of coming from an immigrant Black family and the confidence needed to navigate through the world. At the Children of Africa Preschool and Cultural Center, we focus on education through cultural awareness, creativity, and a loving holistic community environment. We hope you look at our video to gain a more in-depth look at who we are. Thank you for sharing this journey with us.