History


The agency was established in 1975 when it was awarded a grant from the city of Morgan Hill to provide early childhood education training services to unemployed women from low-income backgrounds. Since its incorporation as a nonprofit agency in 1978, the agency budget and service area has continued to grow. Go Kids now provides services in Santa Clara, San Benito, Monterey, and Santa Cruz counties. We have a long history of a diverse funding base that has included financial support from the California Department of Education, San Benito County United Way, Santa Clara County, San Jose City, Santa Clara County First 5, San Benito County First 5, Monterey County First 5, Santa Cruz County First 5, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Packard Foundation.

In 2015, Go Kids acquired Estrella Family Services creating a most welcome opportunity to add 4 long established child care centers and 33 professional early education staff to the high quality services of Go Kids. The addition of Estrella Family Services also gave Go Kids a prominent presence in San Jose.

Philosophy


In partnership with families, we believe in the uniqueness of each child and through active exploration initiated by both the child and teacher a child is able to understand his world, develop independence, and learn to make choices and express creativity.