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Latino Program

Secure Beginnings / Services / Latino Program

Spanish-speaking support is available in our ParentCare program and Core Classes.

Please contact us if you have any questions about receiving services in Spanish

Parent Leadership Program:

“Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors”

In Fall of 2019, we offered our first session of Abriendo Puertas serving 65 individuals over 10 weeks. Please stay tuned for information about our next session coming this fall.

Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors is the nation’s first evidence-based comprehensive training program developed by and for Latino parents with children ages 0-5.

Parent input informs the Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors curriculum, which uses the “popular education” approach to engage parents in lessons that reflect the culture of the target audience. The ten interactive sessions draw from real-life experiences, incorporate data about local schools and communities, and focus on helping Latino parents understand their important role in the development of and long-term impact on their children’s educational outcomes.

The mission of this program is to support parents as leaders of their families and as their child’s first and most influential teacher in a home that is their child’s first school.

The curriculum uses a two-generation approach that builds parent leadership skills and knowledge to promote family wellbeing and positive outcomes for children. Secure Beginnings and Abriendo Puertas believe that parents, as leaders of their families, can be powerful agents of change in the lives of their children as well as their community.

For more information, please contact Director of Latino Programs

Jessica Mendiola

jessica@securebeginnings.org

805-646-7559 x109