Our ApproachAll Five YearsAll Five YearsAll 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. CommunityCommunityAll 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.DiversityDiversityThe 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 TeachersValuing TeachersAccording 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 InvolvementFamily InvolvementWe 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.