First 5 San Luis Obispo recently released a new, free resource to help workplaces become more resilient while meeting the ever-changing challenges working parents face balancing their jobs and family priorities. The online toolkit is designed to help employers assess their current business practices, explore the many benefits of family-friendly workplace policies, and identify opportunities […]
First 5 Association of California invites partners to use our new resource page to help get the word out to parents, caregivers, providers and partners about the California Earned Income Tax Credit and Young Child Tax Credit. The California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) and Young Child Tax Credit (YCTC) are proven, effective tools to help move […]
First 5: Holistic, Equity-Focused Approach to Supporting Children and Families Evident in Governor’s 2021-22 Budget Proposal
ALAMEDA, CA (January 8, 2021) – Governor Newsom’s budget plan demonstrates a clear commitment to addressing the holistic and pressing needs of young children and families, by supporting them on multiple fronts during the pandemic, as well as building toward a robust early childhood system in the long term, said First 5 Association of California, First […]
First 5 Association of California warmly congratulates the two newest members of the First 5 California Children and Families commission, who were appointed yesterday by the governor: Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, who will serve as chair, and Elsa Mendoza Jimenez. Surgeon General Dr. Burke Harris has an impressive history of advocacy and care for California’s […]
First 5 Santa Clara County recently released a new video on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs). The new video explores what FASDs are, how FASDs affect behavior, and why FASDs are difficult to diagnose. Included are interviews with Dr. Balaji Govindaswami, Dr. Ira Chasnoff, president of NTI Upstream and a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Illinois College […]
First 5 Riverside and Riverside County Fourth District Supervisor V. Manuel Perez recently held drive-through distributions to give out masks and supply kits with sanitizing products and thermometers to child care providers.
First 5s around the state of California helping support families during the COVID-19 crisis.
First 5 Kern held a final distribution event for their programs in October. Thirty-one programs were able to come out to this event.Three dozen First 5 Kern-funded programs and over 200 child care facilities participated in six different distribution events, which first started back in April as providers were struggling with lockdowns and limited availability […]
First 5 Alameda County Chief Executive Officer Kristin Spanos sat down for a Facebook Live Q&A with Congressman Eric Swalwell on August 21. The conversation centered on the challenges that children and families are facing during the pandemic, particularly around access to food and other necessities, including diapers/wipes, educational materials, cleaning products, and personal hygiene items. The […]
After a year-long Kindergarten readiness class taught at the Delta and Antioch First 5 Center, families lined up in their cars decorated with hand-made signs while graduation music played, bubbles floated in the air, and celebrated their accomplishment in a unique, yet memorable way. In previous years, a large and intimate celebration was held at the […]