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Child care providers push California to boost pay for early education teachers

Heather Cleary, CEO of Peninsula Family Service and one of our high-quality teachers, have been featured in an article, Child care providers push California to boost pay for early education teachers, written by Zaidee Stavely of EdSource. This article outlines the two different ways that California pays centers that serve low-income children with subsidized income. At Peninsula Family Service, we believe the funding is simply not enough to retain high-quality Early Learning teachers. “Our teachers…

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Perla’s Story Part 3: Everything for a Reason

This is part 3 of a 3-part story following Perla’s experience with Peninsula Family Service. Missed the first part? Read Part 1. Read Part 2. As President of the Parent Policy Council, Perla has learned more about the behind-the-scenes strategy, policies, and management of child development centers at Peninsula Family Service. She has engaged in a few initiatives that she is proud of: approving a cost-of-living raise for teachers, creating solutions to improve the rooftop…

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Perla’s Story Part 2: A New Opportunity

This is part 2 of a 3-part story following Perla’s experience with Peninsula Family Service. Missed the first part? Read Part 1. Now that Perla had secured full-time child care for her twins at one of nine Peninsula Family Service Child Development Centers, she had to figure out a solution for transportation. Perla lived in southern San Mateo County and had to drive her children to downtown San Mateo, which is no quick drive during…

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RSVP for Thought Leader Series: The Future of Transportation

THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION: CLEAN ENERGY & TRANSFORMATION Galvanizing Innovation for Our Community and All Who Live Here Wednesday, May 15, 2019 8:30 am – 12:00 pm Sobrato Center for Nonprofits 330 Twin Dolphin Dr, Redwood City, CA 94065 At this free event, join experts and local leaders to address the future of clean transportation and innovation for our climate, our community and all who live here.  Special guest speakers and panelists will discuss the impact…

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Perla’s Story Part 1: The Beginning – A Time of Uncertainty

This is part 1 of a 3-part story following Perla’s experience with Peninsula Family Service Perla had recently gone through a divorce and was thrust into single parenthood. She took care of her son Leonardo, and newborn twins, Luna and Sol, on her own. She moved her family into her mother’s house while figuring out her next steps. Sleep deprived, depressed, and overwhelmed, Perla reached out to a friend for advice. Fortunately, this friend had…

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food service bid – application and deadlines

Peninsula Family Service is currently soliciting letters of interest from prospective suppliers of meals in order to comply with federal regulations governing the program in matters of procurement. The contract will be for meals served to children at the Peninsula Family Service childcare centers located in Menlo Park, Redwood City, San Mateo, Daly City, and South San Francisco. The selected vendor will provide approximately 324 breakfasts, 301 lunches, and 356 snacks daily at the locations…

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Rewards for DriveForward Program Participants

The Peninsula Family Service Financial Empowerment program is dedicated to providing our neighbors the tools and support they need to attain financial stability and thrive. One of these tools is our DriveForward program, offering affordable vehicle loans to help people improve their credit, increase access to everyday necessities and their workplace, and move forward to financial stability.   Now, an exciting new partnership between Peninsula Family Service and Peninsula Clean Energy will enable our DriveForward…

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Older Adults Are Healthy and Independent at Fair Oaks Adult Activity Center

Exercise more. Eat healthier. Make new friends. Spend more time exploring your hobbies. These are a few check-boxes to mark off the retirement list of a thriving older adult! The Fair Oaks Adult Activity Center, run by Peninsula Family Service, helps older adults maintain their health, independence, and quality of life. There are many services provided to older adults at the center: nutritious meals, health screenings, social activities, and fitness classes for free or reduced…

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New Grant Helps Children and Families Gain Stability after Homelessness

Established in 2000, the Peninsula Family Service Haven Child Development Center (CDC) in Menlo Park is a critical service for families as they work to attain permanent housing. Located onsite at a transitional housing shelter operated by LifeMoves, parents work or attend training and education programs knowing their child is in safe and caring hands. The children at Haven receive interventions to overcome traumas associated with homelessness. Many children at the center have experienced domestic…

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New Partnership Rewards DriveForward Program Participants

A new partnership between Peninsula Family Service and Peninsula Clean Energy enables qualified DriveForward program participants to increase vehicle affordability, decrease annual costs, and help our regional environment. Participants who are approved for a DriveForward car loan, and meet the criteria to purchase a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), will have the cost of their car reduced by $4,000 through a grant provided by Peninsula Clean Energy. Examples of eligible, affordable vehicles include the Chevy…

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