Our Story

Founded in 2010, in response to the closure of the only public preschool in St. Helena, there was a great need for preschool access for socioeconomically disadvantaged children in the St. Helena Unified School District, the Upvalley Family Center, in partnership with five private preschools, implemented a school readiness program that provides scholarships for four-year old children in need of preschool. The program also works with participating families to involve them in the process and educate them in enriching their children’s educational experience.

Since then we have provided 130 scholarships, and provided parent education to all the participating families.  Despite all the progress we have made in the last several years, we continue to have students enter our public schools with no preschool experience, which makes our organization even more determined to continue to provide this opportunity to our community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mission:

St. Helena Preschool For All is a non-profit dedicated to providing scholarships for three and four-year old children to experience preschool and succeed.

Vision:

To create awareness, provide education, and access to early childhood education and parent education programs in St. Helena for the underserved families in the community.

Values:

  • Community: We strive to become a foundation of access to early childhood education.

  • Responsibility: We are committed to raising awareness of the importance of early childhood education programs.

  • Respect: We treat all people with respect and dignity.

  • Educate: We teach families about the importance of early involvement and guidance in their child's life.

  • Empower: We encourage parents to be their children's first and most valuable teacher in life.

For the 2019-2020 School Year, the participating preschools are:
Students placed in  Preschools

2010-2011: 12

2011-2012: 13

2012-2013: 16

2013-2014:  8

2014-2015: 12

2015-2016: 15

2016-2017: 16

2017-2018: 17

2018-2019: 21

 

 130 Students

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