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What We Do

LynnAsmallPara Los Niños is transforming lives by closing the achievement gap for children in poverty.  Our early education centers and schools build on a child’s innate strengths and resilience, preparing them to be critical thinkers, creators and innovators.  Each early education center and school is a family and community resource, providing a progressive, whole child approach to education supported by a range of critical social services including mental health, parent engagement, guidance in securing food and shelter and specialized programs to help families in crisis. Our mission is to ensure our children and families have the tools and supports they need to succeed in school and in life. Para Los Niños serves more than 7,000 children and their families each year.

What's New

Introducing our 2013-2014 Annual Report

nievesARphotoWe’re delighted to present our newest Annual Report, hot off the press.  You can “meet” a few of our extraordinary teammates, read their stories and see how their energy and passion are changing lives at Para Los Niños. As always, we invite your questions or comments.

Click here to view the 2013-2014 Annual Report.

Photography: Para Los Niños is most grateful to photographer Clifford Lester and his photography students at Cypress College for generously donating their services to Para Los Niños. 

What Head Start Can Teach Us About Quality Education

Read President and CEO Martine Singer’s Huffington Post Blog on Education.

This fall we’re welcoming more than 300 three- and four-year olds at Head Start sites in Los Angeles and Burbank. Head Start is the federal school readiness program that serves a million low-income children across the country. Head Start is also the brilliant and enduring product of Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty, which miraculously survived the politics and fashions of the last 50 years. Continue reading…