The AVANCE Parent-Child Education Program provides weekly three-hour classes to low-income Latino parents who have children under age 3 and includes early education for the children. Classes focus on parent education, early childhood development, literacy, and school readiness and are conducted in Spanish. The program has been proven to significantly improve kindergarten readiness, maternal involvement in children’s education, maternal education, and to reduce reliance on public benefits over time. AVANCE children followed into the K-12 system showed increased attendance, reading and math proficiency, and high school graduation.
Community Action Partnership in partnership with:
- Amarosa Academy at Sonoma County Office of Education
- Via Esperanza Family Resource Center in the Santa Rosa High School District
Petaluma Adult School in partnership with:
- McDowell and McKinley Schools in the Petaluma City School District
Sonoma Valley Education Foundation in partnership with:
- Sassarini School in the Sonoma Valley Unified School District