Meet the Staff

From Left (top row) : Mama Tracey, Mama Linda, Mama Jazzmyne (bottom row) Mama Amril, Mama Ayoka, Mama Fela, Mama Aaliyah, Mama Faye 

From Left (top row) : Mama Tracey, Mama Linda, Mama Jazzmyne
(bottom row) Mama Amril, Mama Ayoka, Mama Fela, Mama Aaliyah, Mama Faye 

Always mindful of the lasting impact of adult attitudes, language and behavior on children, Little Sun people is committed to continually developing a positive and empowering expreicne among our staff members, parents and children.

Our staff at Little Sun People are well-trained early childhood educators, approved by the Health Department. Our staff strives to provide an early childhood educational environment that offers:

  • Abundant opportunities for learning and growth.

  • Encouragement of questioning and curiosity.

  • Nurturing of physical health, emotional health, and social well-being.

 

Faye (“Mama Faye”) Brown, - I am from New Jersey via Mississippi and Eastern Shore, Maryland.
Favorite book(s): “Some Soul to Keep” by J. California Cooper,“Quicksand” by Nella Larsen and I love to read to my son “Peekaboo Morning” by Rachel Isadora

Favorite Quote: “…and if ever I touched a life I hope that life knows that I know that touching was and still is and will always be the true revolution.” – Excerpt from poem “When I Die” by Nikki Giovanni
Ayoka (“Mama Ayoka”) Wise, Zulu Fouriors (4 year-olds) – I was born in Brooklyn, New York. My family is from Georgia, Florida and New York. I’ve been teaching, assisting and volunteering at Little Sun People, for over 10 years.
Favorite Book(s): "Acts of Faith" and "Every day I Pray" by Iyanla Vanzant

Favorite quote: "Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it" – Maya Angelou "From small beginnings come great things; all great achievements require time." – Maya Angelou

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 



 

Jacqueline (“Mama Jackie”) Maxwell, Timbuktwo’s (2 year-olds) – My family and I are from the New England area, Florida and Alabama. I've been teaching at Little Sun People for over 10 years.
Favorite book(s): “God Still Don’t Like Ugly” by Mary Monroe and “How to Make Millions”

Favorite quote: "…and still I rise" – Maya Angelou

Mama Jazzmine Ife Three’s (3 year-olds) – I am from Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. I've been teaching at Little Sun People for 2 years.

Favorite book(s): “Slam” by Richard Stratton Favorite quote: “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
Linda (“Mama Linda”) Clarke Brim, Ife Three’s (3 year-olds) – My family is from Barbados. I have family in England, where I was born and I also have family in America. I've been teaching at Little Sun People for 8 years.
Favorite book(s): “The Upper Room” and “God Don’t like Ugly” by Mary Monroe

Favorite quote: “You live and you learn” - Unknown
Ritza (“Mama Ritza”) Miller, Timbuktoo ( 2 year old’s)
Favorite Book(s): “If the Shoe Fits” by Laurie LeClair and “The Healers Heart”by Calle J. Brookes

Favorite Quote: “Smile like you’ve never cried, fight like you’ve never lost, love like you’ve never been hurt, and live like there’s no tomorrow.” - Anonymous

 

 

 

Tracey (“Mama Tracey”) McKinney(Yaa) Asantewaa (2 ½ -3 year olds) – My family and I are from Nassau, Bahamas and I’ve been working at Little Sun People for 9 years.

Favorite Book(s): The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Favorite quote: "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." – Mahatma Ghandi
Aaliyah (“Mama Aaliyah”) Barclift, Zulu Fouriors (4 year-olds) – I am from Brooklyn, New York; my family is from Georgia, Florida and Tennessee. I’ve been teaching at Little Sun People for over 10 years.
Favorite book(s): “The Rose That Grew from Concrete” by Tupac Shakur

Favorite quote: “A wise man told me, don’t argue with fools, ‘cause people from a distance can’t tell who is who.” – Jay-Z
Branda (“Mama Branda”) Rodriguez, Makonde’s (After School Program) – My family is from Puerto Rico and I’ve been teaching at Little Sun People for approximately 20 years.
Favorite Book(s): “Down These Mean Streets” by Piri Thomas

Favorite quote: “Turn your wounds into wisdom” – Oprah Winfrey
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