Tutu’s Storybooks was founded in 2013 in an effort to close the access gap to authentic Diaspora representation in the early childhood classroom and also the broader community at large. Tutu’s Storybooks is a Black-owned and woman-owned business based out of Montgomery County, MD. Our Founder originates from Sierra Leone, West Africa. In 2018 we merged with Sahara Educare Services LLC to provide consulting and teacher training services as well and so Sahara Educare Services LLC w/Tutu’s Storybooks has been flourishing ever since. Sahara Educare Services LLC w/ Tutu’s Storybooks has been proudly servicing the Washington, DC metro area, providing books, program-specific/individualized early literacy, and culturally-congruent support services in-home as well as in group learning settings.
Principal Sales & Service Consultant
Maimunah received her BS in Family Studies & Early Childhood Education from Howard University. She then went on to obtain her MS in Early Childhood Special Education (Early Intervention) from Johns Hopkins University. She has studied abroad in Jamaica and Italy, and continues to pursue projects related to the area of international early education. Her most recent session on Global Applications in Early Intervention was presented at the 2018 National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) annual conference.
Not only is Maimunah a licensed early childhood special educator, she is also an Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) certified teacher trainer, a trained children's disaster relief worker, and a DONA trained Doula (specializing in Antepartum Doula work). She is currently contracted as a Master Coach and Developmental Therapist with DC Strong Start. She comes to us with over 20 years of early learning experience. Her ability to connect with young children and caregivers is heart-warming to witness.
In addition, Maimunah has been hosting diverse book fairs, also known as our exclusive BookPower Fairs for over 6 years and comes highly recommended as an early literacy expert in authentic Diaspora representation in children’s literature.
For your convenience and per her qualifications, Maimunah will be your primary point of contact for all inquiries and services.