Hands Together: A Center for Children

Hands Together is NOW ACCEPTING applications to our Award Winning pre-school located at 201 E. Civic Center Drive just off Main Street in Santa Ana

Hands Together: A Center for Children

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Potential

The heart of Hands Together is an unwavering belief in the inherent potential that exists in each child, each parent, and each family no matter what their circumstances and to provide the resources that foster greater independence and empowerment.

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Invest in the future

A child progresses in emotional, social, physical, and intellectual development in an orderly sequence and at his or her own individual pace. Early childhood education is the best investment anyone can make to safeguard future generations.

 

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Our Programs

Through our 3 early childhood development and educational programs we are able to help improve children’s health, overall development, educational outcomes and ultimately, their success in life. Additionally, through our parent workforce development program, we are able to help their parents gain the skills needed to provide a stable income to better provide for the needs of the family.

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What people say about Hands Together

With its emphasis on literacy training, Hands Together gives students the skills they need to enter the public school system and succeed. The model used by Hands Together provides the early assistance many of our children, and their parents, need to be actively engaged students and families.

– Miguel Pulido, Mayor of City of Santa Ana

In 1999, I worked with the Sisters of St. Joseph and St. Joseph Hospital to discern the core needs for working poor families in central Santa Ana. We concluded that a high quality early childhood education center, with health assessments, nutrition education, and parenting support programs would be the best way to prepare young children to be successful in school and help the whole family emerge from poverty.

– Founding President, The Rev. Canon Brad Karelius Rector, Messiah Episcopal Parish

During my recent tour of Hands Together and the Pre-Kindergarten Literacy Center, I was inspired by the enthusiasm of the students and the program’s focus on literacy; these children are getting a big boost up the educational ladder. There is no better investment than building a sound foundation for our children. I applaud their invaluable efforts.

– Juanita Mitchell Doby, Vice President, Human Resources, Volvo Cars, North America