In 1946, Besse Bolton, a kindergarten teacher, believed that parents and children benefit when parents learn about early childhood development. She and a group of parents interested in learning alongside their children came together and PreSchool Family was founded. 

The original intent of PreSchool Family, to provide a place for parents to observe and learn about their children, is still the integral focus now. It is a parent education program where parenting is validated and its joys and tribulations can be shared.