HPN Early Learning and Parenting Programs

Current research confirms that children learn best when they experience a variety of developmentally appropriate learning activities that incorporate a child’s individual strengths, needs, and interests starting at birth. HPN partners provide a holistic approach to health, education, and social services available to HPN families. 

Some programs restrict enrollment or reserve spaces for families in HPN who live in the Tennyson-Harder neighborhood or attend a partner school (Tyrrell Elementary, Russ Elementary, Glassbrook Elementary, Chavez Middle, Tennyson High)

  • Early Learning Programs - Hayward Unified School District 
    • In the HUSD Early Learning Program, children play, explore, investigate, are appropriately challenged, and have opportunities to be successful in the context of caring and supportive relationships. The program is inclusive of all children and reflects the child’s family and community cultures. A primary goal is Kindergarten and life-long learning readiness.
    • Kristina Adams, (510) 723-3880 x26102 or kadams@husd.k12.ca.us
  • Early Childhood Behavioral Support (PreK) - UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland
    • HUSD has contracted with the SPARK (Successful Preschool Adjustment and Readiness for Kindergarten program at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland. SPARK staff collaborates with Early Childhood educators at Preschool, Transitional Kindergarten, and Kindergarten levels to provide in-class professional development support to staff working with students requiring early behavioral intervention support.
    • Early Childhood Behavioral Supports (K-6): A behaviorist is being funded by HPNs funds to serve students at all 3 elementary schools.
    • Rose Messina, rose.messina@ucsf.edu 
  • Health Screening and Follow-up Services - Hayward Unified School District 
    • Offers student and family support related to vision treatments to help in early identification 
    • of students ages 3 - 5 needing vision care and support with vision screening, optometry services, free prescriptions for eyeglasses, and follow-up vision checks for students with at-risk vision problems.
    • Kristina Adams, (510) 723-3880 or kadams@husd.k12.ca.us
  • Early Childhood Development Program - Chabot College
    • Chabot College Early Education (ECD) provides Spanish-speaking classes, Saturday preschool, and extra outreach and support for South Hayward students, including career support and job placements in the neighborhood.
    • Terra Lee, (510) 723-7629 or tlee@chabotcollege.edu