First 5 Applauds Governor’s Signing of Historic Budget for Young Children

First 5 Association of California and First 5 California today cheered Governor Newsom’s signing of a budget that will make a historic investment of more than $2 billion in California’s young children and their families. “With this budget, the governor makes clear that his administration prioritizes young children and families as a key element of […]

U.S. Supreme Court Action on Citizenship Question is a Victory for Young Children

First 5 Association Executive Director Moira Kenney released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision today not to allow a citizenship question in the 2020 Census, and to send it back to a district court for consideration. “We hope the New York District Court will follow the lead of the U.S. Supreme Court […]

First 5 Association ED Moira Kenney Responds to May Budget Revision

The following statement can be attributed to Moira Kenney, Executive Director of First 5 Association, in response to Governor Newsom’s 2018-19 May Budget Revision, released today. “The cornerstone of Governor Newsom’s May budget revision is a strong Parent Agenda that will improve the lives of young children and families. “By adding revenue to boost child […]

New Tool to Ensure California’s Babies and Families Get the Services They Need

ALAMEDA, CALIFORNIA — Today, First 5 Association of California and Children’s Data Network (CDN) launched a new tool to help service providers, policymakers, and government agencies more effectively support children and families and direct resources where they are needed most. The California Strong Start Index, funded by the Heising-Simons Foundation, uses information collected at birth […]

CCFF Receives Pritzker Children’s Initiative Grant

The California Children and Families Foundation (CCFF), a sister organization of First 5 Association, is thrilled to announce we have received a Pritzker Children’s Initiative grant to strategize how to streamline California’s system of care for children prenatal to age three. The goal is to support the healthy development of our state’s infants and toddlers […]

First 5 Assoc, CA and LA statement opposing public charge proposal

First 5 Association joins First 5 CA and First 5 LA in strongly opposing the Trump administration’s public charge proposal, which would allow immigration officials to deny a green card to an immigrant if the individual is receiving public benefits that are intended to help individuals and families meet basic living requirements. Read our statement here.

First 5 Association Statement on CA Gov 2018-19 Budget Proposal

Moira Kenney, Executive Director of First 5 Association, offered the following response to California Governor Jerry Brown’s 2018 budget proposal released today. “First 5 is pleased that Governor Brown’s budget proposal recognizes the multiple pillars that support early childhood: quality early learning, resilient families, and comprehensive health and development. By proposing funds for home visiting, […]