CEKPET, Ltd./dba KidzHOME – House of Multicultural Education/dba Malenkaya Kompaniya is a grassroots non-profit organization of parents interested in a good education for their children. Since we work mostly with immigrant families, we try to combine American values with those of the heritage culture, helping families adjust to the US educational system while keeping the heritage language. Our goals are to attract kids to reading in any language, help them thrive in school, develop their creative skills, and maintain inter-generational ties within the family. In order to achieve our goals, we conduct various classes for children of various ages (from toddlers to teenagers), educational workshops for caregivers, and theater shows for children, organize the Olympiada of Spoken Russian (together with the American Council of Teachers of Russian), art and literary contests, and other events, and publish a literary magazine for Russian-speaking children and their families.
The CEKPET, Ltd. seeks to enhance the lives of immigrant families and help their children to adjust to the US educational system while preserving their heritage language and culture, through programs designed to develop the spirit, mind, and body.