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Family Connections

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Family Connections

Parents of preschool children work together with their children and other parents to foster the educational goals of their children.

Description:

Provides parent education and participation in the preschool education of their children for low-income families. Helps children develop positive attitudes about learning while teaching them the skills they will need to succeed in school. Parents also become invested in the process, laying the groundwork for participation throughout their child's education. Parents attend classes at Family Connections with their children, from newborn to age 5. A portion of each class is devoted to parent education through lectures, discussion groups, written materials and speakers. The importance of play is also emphasized. Weekly groups provide parenting education and the support of other parents as they share common concerns. Family Connections has three classroom locations: Class schedule varies by site. Belle Haven Elementary School, 415 Ivy Drive, Building P-14, Menlo Park (site phone 650-462-1165) 414 Fourth Avenue, Redwood City (site phone 650-568-9894) 1070 Beech Street, East Palo Alto (site phone 650-326-6402).

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • Spanish

Accessibility Options:

  • Disabled Restroom
  • Ramp
  • Wheelchair

Services

Food

Service Description:

Food

Fees:

None.

Audience:

Low-income families with children age 5 or under

Eligibility:

Stated low income. Parent or caregiver must participate in preschool classes

How to Apply:

Walk in or apply by phone.

Service Areas:

  • San Mateo County
  • Santa Clara County