Judy Center Director
Charlene is the Director of the Liberty Judy Center, which opened July 1, 2014. The former Director of Early Learning Programs, Birth through Five for Baltimore City Public Schools, Charlene brought a new standard of excellence to the early childhood area by developing curriculum with researchers at Johns Hopkins and Harvard University, training strong teachers to lead their peers in high-quality professional development, and combining general and special education early childhood programs under her, which raised the bar for children with special needs. Charlene, who has served as part-time faculty at Johns Hopkins and Notre Dame University, is a special educator, reading specialist, National Board Certified teacher, and the author of the book, Lift-Off for Early Literacy. She has been an educator for over 20 years and brings extensive experience, expertise, and passion to her work. Charlene is a trained facilitator for Circle of Security and a group leader for the Chicago Parent Program, two programs offered by the Liberty Judy Center.
Family Services Coordinator
Monique is the Family Services Coordinator at The Liberty Judy Center. For over 20 years, Monique has provided a wide range of services to both children and families during her work as a Case Manager in the areas of Family Services and Early Childhood Education. Her compassion, drive, and knowledge of city agencies allows her to eagerly advocate for the families who come to The Liberty Judy Center in need of services, resources, and support. Monique holds a MSW from Howard University and is a trained facilitator for Baby Basics and a group leader for the Chicago Parent Program.
Anana provides educational consulting and coaching services, ongoing guidance for annual work plan development, and community outreach for the Liberty Judy Center. She created the design and implementation of the Childcare Partner Consortium to provide meaningful dialogue, technical assistance, and classroom support to neighboring feeder childcare homes and centers. As the former owner and director of KEPS Childcare (a small group preparatory center for young learners) for 24 years, she provided early education and parent support services for hundreds of families. She designed and implemented KEPS curriculum for early learners ages 2-5. This curriculum fostered academic, artistic, and social/emotional development through large and small group, structured/informal play-based activities, and experiential learning. Anana has been recognized for her leadership during her 12 year tenure as the National Director for NAACP ACT-SO, an acclaimed youth achievement program servicing 10,000 students annually nationwide. Anana was selected as one of MD’s Top 100 Women and works professionally and as a volunteer providing individuals and organizations with educational/executive coaching, organizational reframing, and strategic planning.