Welcome to Acelero Learning in Camden, NJ, and Philadelphia, PA!
At Acelero Learning, we believe that all children can succeed and achieve, and we work to empower families to advocate for their children and themselves. Acelero Learning has a proven track record of producing breakthrough child outcome gains for some of America’s most at-risk children through our unique outcomes-focused approach to providing Head Start services. We currently serve more than 5,000 children and families in our Head Start centers in four states.
Welcome from the Executive Director
Victoria Ankrah joined Acelero Learning in 2007 as the Director of Acelero Learning - Camden. In her current role as Executive Director, the Camden/Philadelphia program has grown from serving 90 infants and toddlers operating out of a single facility in Camden to a funded enrollment of over 1,000 children between the ages of zero and five in eight different facilities.
Victoria was first introduced to Head Start as a preschooler herself--and benefited from participating in a high-quality program. Victoria began her career as an elementary school teacher in Paterson, New Jersey, and also worked as a preschool teacher for two years while pursuing her master's degree. In the classroom, she recognized a desperate need in the system to better support and educate children from disadvantaged or underprivileged backgrounds at an earlier age. As a result, Victoria changed her career focus to be a change agent in early childhood education.
Prior to joining Acelero Learning, Victoria worked as the Educational Manager for five years at a Head Start program in Plainfield, New Jersey. She holds a master's degree in early childhood education from Montclair University.
On Friday, May 13, the New Jersey Tree Foundation and TD Bank teamed up with Acelero Learning to plant trees at the N. 27th Street Center in Camden.
News & Updates
On April 1st, Acelero Learning Camden/Philadelphia was honored to host Mark Greenberg, Acting Assistant President of the Administration of Children and Families. He was greeted by our leadership, staff, and families, and was given a tour of our Social Capital and Shine On, Families initiatives.
Mr. Greenberg had the opportunity to gain feedback from parents about our PEER Cards, a collection of suggested activities that families can do together to extend learning into their home. One of our parents shared, "Well when I first saw them I thought, This is crazy! But as I was encouraged to use them, I began to realize this is not just regular homework. I found that they helped to change the mindset of my child... not just to copy down some letters but to actually expand his imagination and how he thinks. I am just so grateful!"