Our Programs

Family Connections knows that a positive family dynamic is key to a child’s success. That is why Family Connections offers a family learning community focused on education and growth for children AND their parents and caregivers.

And our programs are FREE!

East Palo Alto Program Site

Los Robles-Ronald McNair Academy

2033 Pulgas Avenue

East Palo Alto, CA 94303

Building thriving families in the SF Bay Area for almost 30 years!

Redwood City Program Site

414 4th Avenue

Redwood City, CA 94063

Nurturing Families  

Classes for families with children from birth to 3 years
  • Age: Nurturing Families classes serve children from birth to 3 years of age and their parents/caregivers.

  • Days & Time: Classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Schedule: The class schedule includes circle time, free play, outdoor play, snack time, and sensory activities.

  • Program: This program provides families with an opportunity to build community and relationships with other families and provides caregivers tools to support their child's learning today and into the future. 

  • Goal: Our desired outcome is that children feel connected to their caregiver and gain both independence and the confidence to explore their surroundings. Caregivers gain the skills and confidence to support their child's learning.

Co-op Preschool

Classes for families with children 3-5 years
  • Age: Co-op Preschool classes serve children 3 to 5 years of age and their parents/caregivers.

  • Days & Time: Classes are held Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

  • Schedule: The class schedule includes circle time, reading time, outdoor play, snack time, and free play.

  • Program: Activities support children's  transition to kindergarten.

  • Goal: Our desired outcomes are that children feel confident in a classroom environment, and gain both independence, and the skills to engage with peers and adults. Caregivers deepen their understanding of what to expect in kindergarten and learn how to navigate school systems and access resources to support their child on their educational journey.

Young Scholars

Activities and academic support for families with children 5-10 years
  • Age: Young Scholars serves families with children in kindergarten through 5th grade.

  • Days & Time: Young Scholars offers parents monthly parent-participation activities and mental health workshops and provides academic enrichment opportunities for parents and children. 

  • Program: Our program provides academic support  including tutoring,  to enhance each child's unique learning needs.

  • Goal: Our desired outcomes are that families benefit from academic enrichment and school-readiness opportunities, build healthy relationships (including caregiver-child relationships), and deepen community connections.​

Family Support Services

For families with children enrolled in our Early Learning Programs
  • Family Services Coordinators partner with families to assess needs, set collaborative goals, and support families in meeting their desired outcomes.  

  • Family Services Coordinators meet with caregivers to complete the Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ's) to learn about their child's strengths and areas where additional support might be needed.

  • Staff are available to meet in the family's home, on-site, virtually, or in the community.

  • Staff can provide immediate connection to resources or more long-term support to address ongoing needs.

  • Our desired outcome is to partner with families so that they have the information, resources, and support to achieve their desired goals.

Mental Health Services

For families with children enrolled in our Early Learning Programs
  • Mental health services offer individual therapy for both children and adults, couples therapy, family therapy, and support groups.

  • Staff are available to meet in the family's home, on-site, virtually, or in the community.

  • Our mental health services are a preventative service for our families. Services are offered to help children, parents, and families work through mental health challenges (e.g. stress, trauma histories, relationship issues, child/parent relationships concerns, etc.) in order to reduce the risk of child abuse and child maltreatment. 

  • Our ​desired outcomes are that children and families improve coping skills, reduce symptoms of anxiety and/or depression, learn from other families, and build community. We foster a safe space for families to address previous traumas, specifically those that may be impacting parent/child relationships.

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Contact Us

Do you need help choosing the right program? Do you have multiple children? Contact us, and we'll help you find the best place for your family.