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

Inspire learning through play for All Five years in a nurturing and respectful learning community:

Child-Centered
Teaching

Child-Centered
Teaching

We provide child-centered early childhood education as we believe that children’s development unfolds naturally when given a nurturing, respectful and interesting environment. We work with an emergent play-based curriculum as we know that young children learn through play and in relationships with others. Our daily work is based on a strength-based approach as we believe that each child is unique, curious, creative and a capable learner.

Valuing
Teachers

Valuing
Teachers

We value teachers, we take care of each other, work collaboratively and we are committed to continuous professional learning as we know that educating young children is complex work that requires self-reflective team, knowledge in child development and teaching practices and healthy teachers.

Celebrating Diversity and Involving Families

Celebrating Diversity and Involving Families

We celebrate diversity and encourage family participation because we appreciate that each family and child bring a unique presence to our community which supports and enriches our learning environment. We also believe that children learn best when school and family work together in a supportive environment.

Building a
Strong Community

Building a
Strong Community

We work together to build a strong community because we believe that nurturing and cohesive communities provide a foundation of knowledge, support, care and inspiration for children and families to flourish.

Respecting our environment

Respecting our environment

We take care and respect of our environment because we believe that nature provides infinite opportunities for learning and that we have a responsibility with our planet.

Our Impact

100% of the families that we serve are very satisfied with All Five program (Family Survey, April 2019).

All Five alumni school performance: Coming soon!

Help us serve more children

In September 2015, we opened our pilot preschool in eastern Menlo Park. We are currently serving 24 children from across the income spectrum.  Our waiting list indicates the need for more high quality early education. In 2020 we plan to expand our school. With your support, we can open an infant-toddler program and an additional preschool classroom to serve more children.  Each dollar brings us closer to serving this need.