ABOut our school
We currently operate one program site in East Palo Alto, California, and will be opening our second program site in Hayward, California, in 2020.
were served by our program during the 2018-2019 school year.
18 MONTHS - 7 years old
are the ages of children we serve through our program
100% OF INCOMING FAMILIES
have a family income below 65% area median income for San Mateo County ($95,350 for a family of four in 2018).
47% OF SCHOOL-AGED STUDENTS
have an Individualized Education Program (20%) or receive specialized support services (27%)
Our flagship school in East Palo Alto reflects the racial and ethnic makeup of the community and focuses on children and families who can benefit the most from our program. As we grow to new communities, we will continue to build programs that reflect local diversity and values.
One of our core strategies is to start working with children and families early, focusing on early prevention and promotion of language and social-emotional development so children are ready for preschool and kindergarten.
BIRTH TO THREE PROGRAM OUTCOMES
Our Birth to Three program offers developmental screenings, parent wellness and coaching support, parent-child playgroups, and a preschool readiness program for parents with children as young as 18 months.
of children under three have been screened for developmental delays
of referrals have been followed up on by families with children under three who may qualify for support services
of families engaged with a mobile app called Sparkler to support their child’s learning at home
KINDERGARTEN READINESS OUTCOMES
Many children are entering kindergarten already behind because their families were not able to access high-quality preschool programs and other early childhood support services. We offer full-day preschool for three and four year olds. The outcomes below represent the age-appropriate skills of our four-year-old preschool students at the end of the 2018-2019 school year.
LITERACY AND COUNTING SKILLS
79% of four year olds are meeting or exceeding social emotional benchmarks, based on teacher-reported student assessment data using the Social Skills Improvement Rating Scales-Social-Emotional Learning Edition (SSIS-SEL), which assesses self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision-making, relationship skills, and social awareness.
partnering with parents
One of our core strategies is partnering with parents and caregivers, supporting their growth alongside the growth of their children. Through our parent-focused programming, we work alongside parents on their goals to support their development as parents and individuals.
of parents this year reported resilience in how they manage responsibilities, care for their children, solve problems, and achieve goals (versus 70% of parents last year)
of parents this year reported that it is easy to ask for help for their child (versus 69% last year)
of parents report that there is at least one other person in their parent circle that they can talk to if they need support with a personal issue
goals achieved by parents
66% of parents reported making progress on their own personal goals during the 2018-2019 school year
Saved $3,500 and on track to save $7,000 by November 2019
Set up automatic monthly deposits in savings account
Education and Employment Goals
Found and started English classes
Health and Wellness Goals
Started exercising consistently throughout the week
Started eating healthier food by cooking at home and meal planning
100% of parents surveyed* report that they are satisfied with the overall quality of our program.
92% of parents surveyed* feel that we encourage them to be an active partner with us in educating their child.
*Based on anonymous survey responses from 80% of families.
of children have a medical home
of children have had a well child visit, preventative dental screening, and vision screening in the past year
of children had a children’s circle three times this year, when their parent, parent coach, and teacher came together to discuss their progress across academic, soul, and health outcomes