Be a part of Family Connections

Be a part of our family and make a positive change to a child's future.

Welcome to Family Connections

Family Connections is a tuition-free parent participation program for low-income families, educating over 400 individuals each year at three sites in San Mateo County. Parents participate in preschool classes with their children, from newborn to five-years-old, in a unique program that provides education for not only their children but also themselves. Family Connections’ parents stay involved in their children’s education and as a result, their children are more prepared for Kindergarten and beyond.


Funding for our new Nurturing Families program has been generously furnished by First Five of San Mateo.




In the Spotlight

2015 Car Raffle Tickets are Here

Our annual Car Raffle is back. Win a 2015 Honda Civic or $18,000. Tickets are $5 each and all proceeds benefit Family Connections. 
Drawing will be held on July 4, 2015

Ticket Order Form




4th Annual Night of Dreams a Success!

On a beautiful Tuesday evening the Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club was alive with friends, family and supporters of Family Connections for our 4th annual dinner & celebration fundraiser.


2015 Night of Dreams Results

  • 360 attendees
  • 71 event sponsors
  • 44 in-kind and other donors
  • 160 fund-a-need donations
  • $180,000 net raised to support our preschool & Young Scholars program
  • 56% increase in net raised over 2014 Night of Dreams
























 Alumnus Speaks

"Family Connections motivates us as a family to continue our education as parents as well as individuals.  I try to follow our teachers as role models. They are great teachers and they inspire me to keep going because I know that is so important for the well being of our children and their own development.  Thank you for supporting this program!"


Yadira Cardenas, 2013 Night of Dreams Parent Speaker


Yadira with her spouse Oscar at the 2013 Night of Dreams Recognition Event

Family Connections is a proud member of North Fair Oaks Forward.  Click on the link above to learn more about this neighborhood initiative and view
exciting news and notes from the North Fair Oaks community.