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February, American Hearth Month

February is the month to treat your Valentine, but there is also another great celebration around this time of the year: the American Heart Month. This is a federally designated event, encouraging us to take care of our hearts and have our friends, family and community involved. In light of this celebration, our Early Learning centers took part in a door decoration contest. Following a set of rules and letting the creativity and spark of our children’s…

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Video: In it Together

Imagine yourself after a long day at work. On your way home you run through a dizzying mental checklist: run a load of laundry, fix something healthy for dinner, empty the dishwasher, corral your kids for bath time, and summon the energy to read them at least two storybooks before bed. Parents at Peninsula Family Service are passionate about helping their children dream huge. But when mothers and fathers work multiple jobs or struggle to…

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Success Story: At Home

It’s a Thursday afternoon, and class is in session at Josefina’s small home in San Mateo. Her son Hosea, sits on her lap as they slowly turn the pages of a picture book. “Qué es esto? What is this?” she asks, pointing to a horse. Next to her on the couch, the family’s Case Manager, Claudia, sits beaming. The family is part of our home-based Early Learning program, an approach that empowers parents to be…

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2014 Early Head Start Report

Read our 2014 Early Head Start Report In 1994, Early Head Start was established with federal funding to support the physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development of children—from before birth to three-years old—and their families. For the past four-years, Peninsula Family Service’s Early Head Start program has offered comprehensive early learning opportunities to at-risk infants and toddlers in San Mateo County. By providing a continuum of complementary services, we can improve child and family outcomes and…

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2013 Early Head Start Annual Report

Off to a Good (Early Head) Start!

Read our 2013 Early Head Start Annual Report Each year, the Early Head Start program at Peninsula Family Service provides our community’s highest need infants, toddlers, and pregnant women with comprehensive early learning services and support. Last year, we served over 200 children and soon-to-be-moms through Early Head Start by offering enriching educational environments at our child development centers in San Mateo County and through our home-based program. Peninsula Family Service’s dedication to strengthening our…

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