Salt & Pepper

Meet Salt and Pepper! 🐰 Please welcome the newest members of the Family Connections community, Salt and Pepper! They reside in a cozy home at our Excelsior center, where they get to roam in our children's play room, meet our visitors, and hang out with the early childhood classes. Our Pre-K class

Parents/Caregivers Take the Lead

Parents/Caregivers Take the Lead Sensory Activities, Cultural Fashion Shows, and Shared Learning Family Connections works closely with our program participants to design activities that are meaningful for them and provide opportunities for parents/caregivers to develop their leadership skills. The Parent Action Grant (through First 5) funds our series of programs that are

Building Meaningful Connections

Building Meaningful Connections Our Family Support Groups are vibrant places to build community. The groups are led by dedicated team members, Samantha, Ally, Yadira, Derek, Cheryl, and Javier - all of whom build activities around the individual needs and interests of families. In these weekly groups, you can find participants learning new practices

Spring is for Plants

Spring is for Plants Our Early Childhood Education classes took advantage of the early spring weather to explore seeds, soil, water, and sun. And there’s no better way to learn about plants than through digging and messy hands. Preschoolers at Excelsior spent the morning looking at wildflower seeds, reading stories of plant adventures, and

Thank you, Nurse Lisa!

A heartfelt thank you to Nurse Lisa! Nurse Lisa from the Department of Public Health has been a wonderful partner to Family Connections and our Pre-K families over the years. She's provided health education and conducted regular health screenings for our preschoolers. We'll miss her in our classrooms, and wish her a very

Lunar New Year 2022

Lunar New Year 2022 Lunar New Year – also known as Chinese Chunjie, Vietnamese Tet, Korean Solnal, Tibetan Losar, and Spring Festival – begins with the first new moon of the lunar calendar and ends on the first full moon of the lunar calendar, 15 days later. The Year of the Tiger

Happy Holidays! And Thank You for Your Support!

We Did It! Because of your generous support, we did it! Together, we were able to exceed our goal, raising $11,175 for our new outdoor space! We're so excited to bring this project to life and to welcome children and families for outdoor play and learning. Thank you for making this possible! If

ARTober Fun for Families

As we move into Fall, Family Connections Centers is excited for the wonderful traditions that this season brings. We are declaring this month ARTober, as we celebrate the falling leaves and spooky holidays with art and creativity.

Reflecting on a Dynamite Summer

Reflecting on a Dynamite Summer This summer at Family Connections was one for our children and families to remember. With things safely opening back up across the city, our Summer Academic Enrichment participants were able to enjoy their summer with exciting activities and field trips. So many things changed in the lives of