Meet Our Staff

Kana Ikwuagwu, Early Childcare Administrator.

staff imageMs. Kana is a wife and mother of three children with a B.S. in Community Health. She is certified and credentialed as an Early Child Administrator by the Delaware Department of Education. She operated a Home Daycare for several years and has worked within the School districts an independent service provider for more than 10 years. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Oversee daily operations, project planning, and special events, working closely with each program coordinator

  • Personnel management (recruitment, hiring, training, evaluation and termination of staff)
  • Program development
  • Supervision of all Favored Children Academy staff
  • Develop and implement outreach and Staff Development Program
  • Maintains and submits all Compliance filings to the Office of Childcare Licensing
  • Manages all Favored Children Academy Administrative duties.

Vincent Ikwuagwu, Ed.D, Curriculum, Teacher and Business Manager.

staff imageDr. Vincent worked with the Department of State of the State of Delaware for over 25 years and as an Adjunct Professor of Accounting at Delaware State University since 2004 The Operations Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist the Curriculum Coordinator with the development of age-appropriate curriculum for each class at Favored Children Academy (Infants, Toddlers, Preschool and After School Care)
  • Assist in personnel management
  • Development of administrative standards and procedures related to personnel and staff development
  • Supervision of staff and Teachers
  • Oversee the preparation of the annual report of activities as well as fiscal reports
  • Manage network finances and reporting
  • Coordinate work on annual audits Financial Reports
  • Inventory management of art and office supplies

Amanda Penuela- Teacher/Curriculum Coordinator

staff imageI’ve been in Child Care for over 15 years… I graduated from Delaware State University in 2006 with a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education/Exceptional. I was born in Dover, grew up on Eastern Long Island, I enjoy walking, going to church and spending time with family and friends. I have two children of my own and one attends Favored Childcare Academy. I love working with children and as the Curriculum Coordinator, providing age appropriate core courses to prepare our children for pre-school.

Come join us for a fun filled summer adventure. We are an enrichment day camp for children ages 4 – 12 years of age. This camp will provide hands on experiences in educational activities that will inspire creativity in arts, math, reading, writing, and science, use of technology, field trips and small community-service projects.

Tuition ranges: $100 – $150 per week.

Tuition Includes: Camp T-shirt, breakfast, snack and weekly hot dog cookout. (Park your Lunch), June 23 – August 8, 2014.

Adrean Guy- Teacher

staff imageMy name is Adrean Guy, I have been working in child care for six years. Earned my early childhood certificate in 2009. I’ve worked with all ages from infant to school-age as assistant and head teacher. Over all I enjoy working with preschool.I became a teacher because I love kids! I like to get messy and have them explore with their hands. My main goal in the classroom isn’t only to provide a loving environment for the children, but to also enrich their lives with learning while having fun.

Curriculum and Assessment

Zero-3 years

Growing, Moving, Learning – Infant Toddler ToolkitThe Toolkit in our curriculum provides developmentally appropriate activities that meet the need for helpful, fun and meaningful experiences to support healthy eating, physical activity and health awareness for the youngest children in early care and education settings.

The toolkit has three volume series:

Birth through 12 Months 12-24 Months 24-36 Months.Each volume has classroom and family activities which work together to focus on a particular area of development, skill or concept. Each volume consists of these sections: Classroom Activities, Activities to Do at Home, and Healthy Home Connection.

These activities are useful in promoting health awareness and healthy lifestyles for the youngest children in Favored Children Academy. Early care and education programs have the chance to make a significant impact on physical development and developing healthy lifestyles in infants and toddlers when they promote healthy eating and physical activity as part of daily routines and educational activities.Favored Children Academy also incorporates the concepts designed in the Delaware Early Learning Foundations for Infants and Toddlers. The Foundations is intended to help formulate a curriculum framework and to be used as a guide for daily and monthly planning. The Foundations are linked to the skill expectations children will develop as they grow. Our concept is to provide learning opportunities that are intended to be sets of broad-based activities through which children are exposed to new learning concepts, thus having the “opportunity” to acquire new skills, practice those skills, as well as master previously learned skills. As development progresses children build upon earlier skills and develop more complex skill sets. The Foundations provide a solid basis upon which Favored Children Academy plans its daily, monthly, and annual instructional activities.

The Foundations document is organized into four domains:

  • Social Emotional
  • Language and Literacy
  • Discoveries
  • Physical Development and Health

Delaware Early Learning Foundations: Preschool
Favored Children Academy uses the Foundations as a document intended to be a curriculum framework and used as a guide for daily, weekly and monthly planning. The purpose is to provide an outline of the types of learning opportunities children need before they come to kindergarten.The Foundations are linked to the skill expectations children need as they enter kindergarten.

The Foundations document for the preschool is organized into eight domains:

  • Social Emotional
  • Approaches to Learning
  • Language and Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • My Family, My Community, My World
  • Creative Expression
  • Physical Development and Health.

Kellee Weston

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