FIRM operates a number of exciting programs dealing with EDUCATION in the refugee community of Fresno.
Family Literacy Program: A program for children (ages 0-5) and parents that
focuses on literacy activities and play that benefits early childhood learning &
development. The program is open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 AM-12:30 PM in the Family Literacy Center at FIRM. Please contact Program Director, Kalia Vang for more information. We are currently enrolling so call soon!
Multi-Ethnic In-Home Visitation Program: This program is a parent education and children (ages 0-5) early childhood learning and development program that specifically serves Hmong, Laotian, Cambodian and Ukrainian/Slavic families. In-Home Visitors work with parents and children on how to improve their ability to work together everyday on early education strategies in the family. Please contact Program Director, Andrey Kovalenko for more information.
Children’s Services Network-FIRM Preschool: A state-licensed, full-day preschool that operates on FIRM’s campus operated by one of Fresno’s outstanding early education service providers, Central Valley Children’s Services Network. Currently, we are enrolling, so please contact Berenisse Becerra for more information and instructions on how to have your child (ages 3-5) enrolled.
After-School Program: As a direct result of the FIRM Youth Initiative of 2015, a partnership with Care Fresno yielded an after-school program which focuses specifically on Southeast Asian youth (Kindergarten-8th grade, all ethnicities welcomed). This program operates Tuesday through Friday from 3:30-5:30 in FIRM’s Community Room. The program provides homework help, enrichment, physical activity and much more! Please contact Site Coordinator, Mai Chai Yang for more information.