In 2009, On The Move in partnership with St.Joseph Health Queen of the Valley launched Napa Valley Parent University.  In the first year alone, the program served over 300 parents from McPherson Elementary School, a school with a high concentration of Spanish-speaking, low-income Latino students.

Today, the program serves over 1,600 parents per year at eight high-needs schools throughout Napa and Sonoma Valley Unified School Districts.

On The Move is actively supporting communities to replicate Parent University in school districts in Tehama and Fresno Counties, and is establishing an evidence-based model that can be reproduced on any elementary school campus.

Early Learning Initiative

In 2013, Parent University initiated Jump Start! In an effort to close the achievement gap in Napa County, Parent University joined forces with the Napa Valley Early Learning Initiative.

We engage hard to reach families and support parents to prepare their children for Kindergarten at Napa County Schools, including Phillips, Shearer and Napa Junction Elementary Schools.

Please contact our Early Learning Initiative Jump Start Coordinators to sign up for classes now! 

Overall impact

Parent University

Unique People Served by school year.

During the 2014-2015 school year, Parent University offered 84 different classes. Some examples include: English as a Second Language (ESL), Latino Family Literacy Project, How to have a Parent Teacher Conference, and Getting Ready for Kindergarten.

We provided classes to over 1,600 individual parents.  At our end of the year celebration, we had over 100 parents complete 20 or more credits. 

Click here to view a full copy of our end of the year summary report (July-December 2014).

Additional information

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