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Early Childhood Education
and Family Support Services
Our Second Home seeks to build and expand on the knowledge
and experience parents and teachers currently possess to help them
meet the needs of the children in their lives. We do this through
a variety of different programs and services.
Services for Parents and Guardians
We provide parenting education and support for parents and caregivers
of young children, with an emphasis on honoring the parent's expert
knowledge of his or her child and informing parents about the resources
We serve as a resource and referral base for families in the areas
of health, financial resources, housing, mental health services,
and other family needs. We run parent leadership workshops and courses
that empower parents to advocate for themselves, their children,
their families, and their communities. Parents leave these workshops
with real personal emporwerment skills they can use in parent-teacher
conferences, community rallies, and political advocacy.
We host family literacy events that encourage parents with varying
literacy levels to read with their children. We supply children’s
books in a range of local languages and we provide practical literacy
tips to use at home.
Services for Child Care Providers and Educators
We stock information kiosks at local libraries with multi-lingual
information on parenting, health, mental health, and local resources.
In partnership with the Mental Health Specialist’s intensive classroom
work, we provide one-on-one consultation with teachers on classroom
management and curriculum issues.
We provide workshops for child care providers on both professional
and informal topics including curriculum, health education, and
classroom behaviors. We work in partnership with local community
colleges to provide early childhood education classes off campus
in Daly City.
Mental Health Education and Services
We work closely with a variety of local agencies to provide mental
health support services to parents, educators, and children. For
parents, we provide workshops on setting limits with children and
building children’s self-esteem.
For childcare providers and educators, we explore topics like effective
communication, setting limits with children, talking about feelings,
discussing self-harming behaviors with children, and talking about
and recognizing domestic violence.
We provide direct, family, and group therapy.
We make available informational flyers that serve as educational
resources to help teachers and families build children’s self esteem,
discuss self-harming behaviors, recognize signs of suicide and domestic
violence and learn about the effects of domestic violence.
We provide mental health consultation to north San Mateo County
childcare programs that focus on individual children and group dynamics.
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