Be a part of Family Connections

Be a part of our family and make a positive change to a child's future.

Welcome to Family Connections

Family Connections is a tuition-free parent participation program for low-income families, educating over 400 individuals each year at three sites in San Mateo County. Parents participate in preschool classes with their children, from newborn to five-years-old, in a unique program that provides education for not only their children but also themselves. Family Connections’ parents stay involved in their children’s education and as a result, their children are more prepared for Kindergarten and beyond.


Funding for our new Nurturing Families program has been generously furnished by First Five of San Mateo.




In the Spotlight

4th Annual Night of Dreams Honorees Announced

Save the Date
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Sharon Heights Country Club

We are proud to honor the following individuals and organizations for their meaningful contributions to Family Connections

Outstanding Partners - The Family of Eric & Amy Sahn

Outstanding Funders - The Morrison & Foerster Foundation

Outstanding Volunteers - Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto

Please mark your calendars to join us as we celebrate our honorees and showcase the journeys of our students and families.  Don't miss this evening of fun, celebrations and inspiration!  Tickets will be available in early 2015

Events sponsorship opportunities for our most important fundraiser are available.  Please contact Meg McLaughlin at for more information






















 Alumnus Speaks

"Family Connections motivates us as a family to continue our education as parents as well as individuals.  I try to follow our teachers as role models. They are great teachers and they inspire me to keep going because I know that is so important for the well being of our children and their own development.  Thank you for supporting this program!"


Yadira Cardenas, 2013 Night of Dreams Parent Speaker


Yadira with her spouse Oscar at the 2013 Night of Dreams Recognition Event

Family Connections is a proud member of North Fair Oaks Forward.  Click on the link above to learn more about this neighborhood initiative and view
exciting news and notes from the North Fair Oaks community.