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.

Statement on Legislature Passing Budget Deal

Moira Kenney, Executive Director of First 5 Association, released the following statement in response to the passage of state budget legislation yesterday: We urge Governor Jerry Brown to sign the state budget passed yesterday by legislators—the best budget we’ve seen for kids and families in years. There is much to applaud, from enhanced efforts to […]

First 5 Association Statement on Governor’s May Budget Revision

The following statement can be attributed to Moira Kenney, Executive Director of First 5 Association, in response to Governor Brown’s 2018-19 May Revision, released today: “Governor Brown’s decision to devote additional revenue in his budget toward tackling housing insecurity, poverty, and mental illness is good for young kids and families. One in four young children […]

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, […]

Care, Cope, Connect

A resource is now available to help the growing number of families in California tackling heightened community stress. The Care, Cope, Connect resource, created by Sesame Street in Communities in collaboration with the First 5 Association of California, helps parents cope with stress and provide safety and security for their children. In California, nearly half of all children […]