Oakland Starting Smart and Strong would like to wish our colleagues and friends a happy holiday season. Thank you for all of your hard work and commitment to supporting young children and their families. As we move into a new year, we are excited to continue learning, finding new ways to collaborate, and celebrating and supporting our youngest learners. Sending wishes for joy, peace, and happiness in the New Year.
Kindergarten Readiness Programs at OUSD
In the midst of winter, our thoughts turn to summer - summer PreK! Last year's Oakland Unified summer Pre-K program took place at 7 sites and served a total of 135 children, the majority of whom were English Language Learners with minimal to no preschool experience. Refugee and newcomer children were prioritized. Read More›
Kym Johnson, Executive Director of BANANAS
Whether a parent or caregiver is looking for help finding a child care provider, information on coping with their child's age or stage, or assistance in paying for child care, there's a good chance they'll end up contacting BANANAS. This 40+ year-old resource and referral agency offers workshops, classes, and connections to child care to families throughout Northern Alameda County. Read More›
Data for Action
With the right data, we can understand how young children are doing in Oakland -- and we can better target solutions together. That's what drew members of the Healthy Havenscourt Collaborative to examine the results of Oakland's rich new data source, EDI.Read More ›
OSSS Task Force Meeting
Join us Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 9 am to 12 pm at First 5 Alameda, for a discussion on supporting homeless families with young children. For further information or questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Register here!