The First 5 Network Statement on the 2022-23 State Budget

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, the First 5 Network thanks Governor Newsom and the Legislature for adopting the 2022-23 state budget that provides critical investments in behavioral and mental health, children’s health, early literacy, and reproductive rights.  The First 5 Network is appreciative of the $10 million investment in the 2022-23 fiscal year and $20 million […]

First 5 San Bernardino ED Interviewed about Water Safety

First 5 San Bernardino Executive Director Karen Scott was interviewed on Fox 11 News and Good Day LA on Memorial Day to discuss the importance of water safety. View the full interview here.  In the interview, Scott goes over the “ABCs” of water safety: A – Active Adult Supervision B – Barriers (fencing, latches, alarms) C […]

First 5 Network Responds to May Budget Revision

The First 5 Network Responds to Governor Newsom’s May Budget Revision   May Revision Provides an Opportunity to Advance a Whole-Child, Whole-Family Agenda   ALAMEDA, CA (May 18, 2022) – The First 5 Network, comprised of First 5 California, the First 5 Association of California, and the 58 local county First 5s across the state, […]

First 5s To Champion Early Childhood Investments on Annual Advocacy Day

SACRAMENTO – The statewide network of First 5s will meet with legislators April 19 for the annual First 5 Advocacy Day, to lift up key early childhood legislation and budget proposals and promote its Whole Child, Whole Family policy agenda. Among key issues First 5s will be discussing with legislators are both healthcare and Infant and Early […]

First 5 San Mateo Executive Director Named Assembly District 22 Woman of the Year

Assembly Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin announced this week that he has selected Kitty Lopez, Executive Director of First 5 San Mateo County and First 5 Association Board President, as the 2022 Assembly District 22 Woman of the Year. “Kitty is an exemplary leader with a long history of accomplishments and I am pleased to […]

First 5 San Bernardino Executive Director Talks UTK in Radio Interview

Radio show title card showing a photo of Karen Scott

First 5 San Bernardino Executive Director Karen Scott was interviewed recently about universal transitional kindergarten. She shared her insight with KVCR, an Inland Empire public radio station, during its monthly Education Insights radio show, appearing as a special guest alongside Assemblymember Kevin McCarty. In the interview she discusses the importance and value of early learning […]