Every child deserves the highest quality early education

BRAIN DEVELOPMENT BY AGE 3

The Problem

Universal education starts at

YEARS OLD

And when a child is

YEARS OLD

High school dropout rates can already be predicted with

Predictive Accuracy

How it breaks down

LOW INCOME CHILDREN

By age 3, children from families on welfare heard only

MILLION WORDS

HIGH INCOME CHILDREN

while the children of professional families heard over

MILLION WORDS

Children from disadvantaged families are already significantly behind their peers in language proficiency and mental processing speed by the time they are

MONTHS

It is a problem for our low income communities like East Palo Alto, CA

In 2013, only

of 3rd graders from East Palo Alto achieved reading proficiency

The Solution

All Five Years

All Five Years

All Five is focusing on children starting at birth. The first few years are the most critical developmental years, laying the groundwork for socioemotional, cognitive, linguistic and physical growth. Most early education programs targeted at low and middle-income families start at age 3 or 4.

Community

Community

All Five is mirrored after the charter movement and dedicated to a blended public-private funding stream, research and development, scalability, and sharing practices to catalyze change on a larger scale. Great K-12 charter organizations have changed the game for what’s possible in public education. We think that’s pretty cool.

Diversity

Diversity

The early education community is largely separated by socioeconomic status and unequal in quality. All Five is designed to bring border communities together and provide an environment that challenges all students with richer interactions and new experiences unavailable in a homogeneous grouping.

Valuing Teachers

Valuing Teachers

According to NAEYC, in 2011 the average salary for childcare teachers in America was $21,320. Our teachers will be paid a livable wage, starting at $45,000 for a head teacher, with generous benefits and a stipend for professional development. We believe that happy, supported teachers and low ratios are the greatest indicator of quality.

Family Involvement

Family Involvement

We want families to be advocates for their child at school. Parents are a valuable resource for our classrooms and add layers of depth to their own child’s and the other students’ learning by sharing their time and talents. All Five families co-op at the school one hour per week and attend quarterly family and community meetings.

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With your help...

In September 2015, we opened our pilot preschool in eastern Menlo Park. We are currently serving 24 preschoolers across the income spectrum.  Over 50 families are on our waitlist, looking for high quality early education for their children.

With your support, we can cover the start-up costs of opening an infant-toddler center and an additional preschool to serve more children. Each dollar brings us one step closer to our dream!