The Early Childhood Initiative builds school readiness in children ages 0 to 5 and their families.
Our Early Childhood Initiative promotes healthy development of young children and builds parents’ capacity to prepare their children for success in school. Our holistic approach eliminates barriers to success and teaches parents to be their child’s first teacher. We partner with elementary schools to engage parents early with schools.
Numbers: More than 170 children ages 0 to 3 plus parents participate annually in South Los Angeles and Pacoima.
Results: At the start of the program in 2012-13, only 61% of children had reached developmental expectations for their age in all five areas: communication, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, problem solving skills and personal-social skills. After two to three months in the program, this percentage improved to 89% of children.
95% of the parents indicated they were satisfied with the program, and most were “very satisfied.”
To learn more about enrolling your child in an Early Childhood program call 213-622-5237
Miramonte Elementary School
Principal: Marta Contreras
Parmelee Avenue Elementary School
Principal: Elizabeth Kane
Pacoima Charter School
Executive Director: Sylvia Fajardo