Family Partnership Program

The Family Partnership Program is designed to help families in CalWORKS who have infants and children under 3 years old participate in a comprehensive, culturally sensitive and inclusive program to help meet the emotional, social, health, nutritional, and psychological needs of their children, and also support the parents and families in improving their lives.

Brighter Beginnings Family Partnership Program promotes the parent’s role as the child’s teacher through experiences focused on the parent-child relationship and, as appropriate, the family’s traditions, culture, values and beliefs.

Mom and daughter readingParents as Teachers (PAT)

Brighter Beginnings Family Advocates utilize the nationally recognized Parents As Teachers (PAT) curriculum which is an evidence-based model for home visiting. This curriculum includes plans and materials for learning experiences based on how children learn and helps improve parent practices by understanding how to nurture you child while also recognizing signs of parental stress.

Family SittingAt Home or Virtual Parent and Child Visits

  • 3-4 visits offered per month
  • Age and developmentally appropriate, structured child-focused learning experiences
  • Screening and assessments of your child’s developmental and health assessments

During the COVID-19 pandemic we offer virtual visits only at this time.

Latino Family with babyProgram Goals

  • Increase parent knowledge of early childhood development and improve parent practices
  • Provide early detection of developmental delays and health issues
  • Understand how to nurture your child while also recognizing signs of parental stress and ways to manage that stress
  • Increase children’s school readiness and success

Diverse children playingGroup Socialization and Play Meetings

Group socializations are planned jointly with families, conducted with both child and parent participation, occur in a classroom, community facility, home or field trip setting, as appropriate and are are available up to two per month.

NOTE: During COVID-19 pandemic the group socializations are remote gatherings.

Our Family Partnership Program is available to CalWORKS recipients who have a child between the ages of 9 weeks and 36 months and who reside in Alameda County.

Learn more about our Family Partnership Program here.

For more information on our Family Partner Program and services, call:

Oakland Center

(510) 437-8950

(510) 437-8953 fax

Toll Free

1(877) 427-7134

To refer a family member or friend for any of Brighter Beginnings’ programs, fill out our Referral Form and fax it to the appropriate center.