We`re All Five

ABOUT US

All Five is committed to empowering all families to choose a high quality early education for their children.

We have an intentional model of socioeconomic diversity. 50% of students come from low-income families and are supported through public funding. 50% of students come from middle-income and high-income families, who make a financial commitment on a sliding scale according to their financial resources.

STATE SUBSIDY
50%
FULL AND PARTIAL PAY
50%

 

Our Approach

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.

 

Our Team

Jessica Contreras

Jessica Contreras

Teacher

Jessica started working with children in the Belle Haven community in 2001, the same community where she grew up and has come to love. Jessica has worked at preschools across the income spectrum from exclusively full fee private schools to public Child Development Centers. She brings her own love of learning to All Five everyday and enjoys being part of children’s development. Jessica is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Michely Goncalves

Michely Goncalves

Head Teacher

Michely is a dedicated teacher, committed to social, emotional, physical and cognitive development in children. She is quadrilingual in English, Spanish, Portuguese and SEE sign language. She has been teaching preschool for 8 years, and has vast experience with high need populations. Michely is passionate about All Five's mission and believes that every child deserves high quality early education experiences.

Carol Thomsen

Carol Thomsen

Co-Founder

Carol is a passionate and experienced early childhood educator. After graduating with a BA from Stanford, she remained at the Farm and worked for over 20 years at Stanford Children's Center, Stanford Sierra Camp and Bing Nursery School. She has since taught both parents and children at Menlo Atherton Cooperative Nursery School, Parent's Place San Mateo and Laurel Head Start in East Palo Alto.

  • Mary Dent, Co-founder at dcIQ and former General Counsel at Silicon Valley Bank
  • Roger Hansen, Director of Tax and Accounting Services at Comprehensive Financial Management
  • Diana McCool, Community Volunteer
  • Carol Thomsen, Co-founder All Five

  • Stephanie Agnew, Parent Education Coordinator, Parent’s Place San Mateo
  • Bisi Akinola, Senior Commercial Counsel, LinkedIn
  • Gloria Hernandez-Goff, Superintendent of Ravenswood School District
  • Dave Higaki, Executive Director, East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring
  • Heather Hopkins, Founder, My New Red Shoes
  • Sharon Johnson, Principal, Aspire’s East Palo Alto Charter School
  • Peckie Peters, Head Teacher, Bing Nursery School
  • Deborah Stipek, I. James Quillen Dean, Stanford University School of Education

Our Pilot School is located at 1391 Chilco Street, Menlo Park, CA 94025