Kids of Excellence Child Development Center

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A private, non-profit childcare center providing quality early childhood education and community resources to young children in at-risk communities in New Orleans.


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Kristi Givens & Precious Acker

Kristi Givens & Precious Acker

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Kristi Givens (Owner, Executive Director)
Kristi Givens is the Owner and Executive Director of Kids of Excellence Child Development Center. Kristi is a native New Orleanian with 17 years experience in early childcare development. Kristi holds a Bachelors and Master Degree in Social Work specializing in Children and Families from Southern University of New Orleans and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of New Orleans. She has been an instrumental advocate for early childhood for many years, she is an avid learning holding many certifications, a partner with several early childhood organizations, and a trainer to her devoted staff.

Precious Acker (Communications and Partnership Manager)
Precious Acker, Communications and Partnership Manager, is Native New Orleanian with experience in education, nonprofit management, and community development. She has over 5 years experience in nonprofit management helping organizations plan, collaborate, and develop effective communication tools to establish creative ways to interact with the community. Precious holds a Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies and Political Science from Agnes Scott College and Master of Arts in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies from Loyola University Chicago. Precious has a passion for social justice with an emphasis in youth development and mentoring, she has an eagerness to problem solve and make a difference in community by contributing to organization with new ideas.


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