FranDelJA was established in 2000 to meet the needs of children and families residing in the Bayview Hunters Point Community
This was the culmination of a lifelong vision of two local women who dreamed of enriching the community they resided in and loved. Gladys Harris and Sandra Young, sisters, managed to ignite the imagination of the various community leaders who also saw the need for high-quality programs in our community.
Realizing the need for a high-quality childcare facility, Ms. Harris and Ms. Young, brought FranDelJA Enrichment Center to the community. Known as FranDelJA, the center has been honored and celebrated for the work that it continues to provide for the children of the community.
We realize that the parent is the first and primary teacher for every child. At FranDelJA,we believe a child's success is directly correlated to the success of the parent/guardian; we must include encouraging and guiding families if we are to truly be partners.
We strive to develop mutually supportive partnerships between families and our programs. Working together we can support children to develop a life-long love for learning.
In a mutually supportive partnership, parents can give as well as receive; familes become decision makers in a program that is geared to support their child and their parenting skills.