9/8/21: Spectrum News: Pasadena preschool tackles staffing shortage affecting industry

8/23/21: LAist: ‘We Need Help’: Early Childhood Educators Navigate Shifting Safety Guidelines as COVID-19 Cases Rise

7/3/21: Families Forward Learning Center Welcomes New Board Members

7/3/21: Families Forward Learning Center Kicks Off 60th Anniversary with $60,000 Challenge Grant from McCreight Foundation

4/22/21: South Pasadenan: Evelyn Dowd, Troop 5391, Earns Girl Scout Gold Award for Families Forward “Reading is Fun(damental)!” Project

10/1/20: Families Forward Learning Center Benefits Children and Parents, According to Newly Released RAND Study

9/10/20: Preschool Children Do Better in English and Math After Two-Generation Learning Experience (see 10/1/20) press release). RAND Corp. Assessment of Families Forward Learning Center

8/7/20: Students volunteers, who in normal times would have been classroom assistants, after school tutors and reading helpers, have been tutoring our kids via Zoom, and making videos (nearly 100 to date!) to teach reading, science, cooking, music and dance. Many thanks to volunteers from Sequoyah School, Westridge School for Girls, Polytechnic School and National Charity League. Sample videos: La Nube, Tour of PJ’s Garden, Elephant and Piggie #2 Let’s Go for a Drive and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.

7/7/20: Families Forward Learning Center Honors Pre-K Graduates In Drive-Thru Ceremony (Grad videos: Oak Room, Olive Room)

7/1/20: Families Forward Learning Center Welcomes New Board Members

2/27/20: Engineer STEM Program for Girls Comes to Families Forward Learning Center

2/26/20: Families Forward Receives Highest Quality Rating for Early Learning Programs from Quality Start Los Angeles


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Pasadena, CA 91103