Education

Preschool

Head Start

Serves children (ages prenatal-5) in community center-based programs throughout Sonoma County who meet Federal Income Guidelines for eligibility.

Early Head Start

Our Early Head Start program is funded to serve 32 children including pregnant women/infants/toddlers from prenatal to 3 years old. We operate 3 centers in Santa Rosa 5 days per week, 12 months per year. We offer 4 full-day center- based classes. We use the Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Twos along with The Program for Infant / Toddler Care.

Parent-Child Programs

AVANCE

Empower families to break the cycle of poverty through a family engagement approach combining early childhood development and parenting education.

Pasitos Playgroups

Pasitos focuses on giving parents of children 3-4 years old information and tools they need to prepare their child to enter school so they are ready to succeed in kindergarten and beyond.

Adult Education

Via Esperanza Centro de Education

As CAP Sonoma’s family resource center, Vía Esperanza has offered year-round programs that prepare young children to succeed in school and help parents access crucial resources needed to support their children’s success since the fall of 2013. Based on the proven effective “community school” model and bolstered by a focus on the Whole-Family/2-Generational Approach, Vía Esperanza promotes families’ health and academic success and from cradle to career, ensuring the future economic vitality of Sonoma County.

English Language Learner Program

Create faster acquisition of English skills in order to gain a better paying job and bring financial stability to the whole family. As a community-serving institution, we strongly believe that improving English skills in our community is crucial for economic equity as it will lead to improved employment opportunities and training options that are currently not available to them due to the language barrier.

Parent Education and Support

Padres Unidos

Increasing active parental supervision through presence and communication. The program has a goal of creating support groups for these families to reinforce lessons learn and to create a community of supervision and support.