We condemn the recent surge of violence and racist acts against our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, whose members are our parents, grandparents, children, child care providers, health care workers, home visitors, beloved neighbors, coworkers, and friends. We pledge to use our anger and frustration at these acts to spur forward our work to […]
First 5 LA, in partnership with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, has released a new Early Screening, Better Outcomes: Developmental Screening & Referral Toolkit for Family Serving Agencies. This toolkit is a practical guide to support early care and education, foster care, home visiting, mental health and other family serving agencies to implement or refine a high-quality approach […]
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 […]