Welcome to Kujo’s Community Centre.
Enter a wonderful, vibrant place in the heart of a bustling, diverse neighbourhood. It’s managed by none other than Kujo: a warm, friendly and funny guy who is always ready to help children answer their questions.
Hey Kujo! is a preschool series dedicated to celebrating differences. It creates a diverse, inclusive and welcoming community by showing positive role models for Black, Indigenous, People of
Colour (BIPOC) and the 2SLGBTQQIA+ community.
In every episode, Kujo and a curious child go on a Mission of Discovery with the help of the centre’s puppet friends, staff, kid and guest experts. The result is a fun, informative and sometimes silly adventure.
Do you have a question you want answered? Just call out, Hey, Kujo!
Hey, Kujo! is currently in production for release in Fall 2022 with 14 new episodes. Stay tuned for new updates coming soon.
Hey Kujo Aims To:
- Provides a safe and welcoming space for children, parents, and teachers
- Promote self-love and the love of others
- Empower children to be curious and inquisitive
- Stimulate their critical thinking and problem-solving skills
- Invite them to learn and appreciate new cultures and experiences
- Support each child’s unique journey to becoming who they want to be
Hey, Kujo! approaches community with heart and education. Some of our upcoming episodes include evergreen themes of caring, sharing and unity.
"Why Are You Different?"
Kujo takes a new family on a tour of the community centre, showing cool activities and people with lots of different types of abilities that make up the neighbourhood, such as a person who uses a working dog, speaks in sign language, wheelchair basketball players and more! The questioning child discovers that although some people are different in how they look or do things, we are all still the same.
"Alors en Dance?"
Kujo helps a child wannabe choreographer find out how to choreograph a dance for the community centre talent showcase. The result is a cool choreographed dance that is performed and celebrated by all at the showcase – and the kids can learn at home, too!
"Is Kwanzaa Like Christmas?"
When two children ask Kujo why they don’t celebrate the same holidays, Kujo finds creative (and tasty!) ways to answer their questions about the differences and similarities between Christmas and Kwanzaa – and learn one doesn’t exclude the other. They can celebrate both, for twice the fun!
“What Country is the Pride Flag From?”
When Kujo is putting up a pennant of Pride flags in the foyer, a child asks him what country the Pride flag is from. Kujo and the child go on an adventure to learn about where the Pride flag is from, leading them to meet some S2LGBTQQIA+ friends in the community and a chance to be in a Pride parade that starts right at the community centre’s front doors!
“How Can I Get to the Moon?”
An avid space enthusiast, 6-year-old Hamida would like to know how she can get to the moon. Kujo and our resident Kid Scientist Amira introduce Hamida to the science of space, and a space expert empowers Hamida to go after her dream of becoming an astronaut!
“What Hairstyle is Best for Me?”
What’s the best hairstyle for Koshi to wear to the Community Centre Picnic’s hairstyle celebration? Kujo helps Koshi sort through a bunch of fun hairstyle options until they explore the history of dreadlocks with the Expert on hair: the Hair Stylist at the local hair salon. This encourages them both to change their hairstyle to dreadlocks and much fun is had at the Community Centre Picnic, where the hairstyles are all different, and all great in their own way.