Building a better future for California’s youngest children.

The First 5 Association of CA (F5AC) is a membership and advocacy organization representing county First 5s. We are the largest network in California—including counties, partners and families—solely dedicated to children prenatal to age 5.

For 25 years, F5AC has uplifted the voices and experiences of families with young children across the state to policymakers to ensure California’s youngest residents are safe, healthy and ready to thrive. Our priorities include:

Comprehensive Health and Development
So health systems center families, prioritize prevention, and embed equity.
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Early Learning
So children have the cognitive and social-emotional skills to enter kindergarten ready to learn.
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Resilient Families
So families are resilient, confident about their caregiving, and connected to community.
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Together, we are building a more equitable and accessible future for our kids.

We are powered by the core belief that every child deserves the best possible start in life regardless of race, ethnicity or economic status. We are committed to transforming statewide systems and supports to better serve the young families who need them most.

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Help Me Grow unites a community around its children.

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