Published study by First 5 San Bernardino shows parenting education plays crucial role in the prevention of child maltreatment

In a first for First 5 San Bernardino (F5SB), a research study based on one of the organization’s initiatives was recently published highlighting the importance parenting education programs play in preventing child abuse and neglect. Featured in the Journal of Public Child Welfare’s June 15, 2022, edition, the paper titled “Strengths-based case management” provides evidence […]

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 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 […]

First 5 Executive Directors, Commissioners Join Legislators to Talk Child Tax Credit

Recently, First 5 Executive Directors and Commissioners from Fresno, Ventura and Solano Counties have joined legislators in press conferences discussing the importance of the Child Tax Credit. In Ventura County, Executive Director Petra Puls joined U.S. Rep Julia Brownley’s to speak at her July 13th press conference to raise awareness on the expanded child tax credit. Click here […]

First 5 Humboldt Works with Community Partners to Support Local Child Care Providers

A child's handprint. First 5 Humboldt. Humboldt County Children and Families Foundation.

A recent article in the Humboldt Times-Standard highlighted the difficulties faced by child care providers in Humboldt County as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the innovative ways First 5 Humboldt and its community partners helped to support providers as things got tough. First 5 worked with its playgroup partners to offer virtual support […]

First 5 Kern & Univision 39 Discuss Local Help Me Grow

Diana Navarro and Leonardo Ruiz on a Zoom call to discuss HMG.

First 5 Kern County recently partnered with Univision 39 for an outreach campaign to share the importance of developmental screenings with the families of Kern County. First 5 Kern Senior Research Analyst Diana Navarro recently sat down with Leonardo Ruiz from Univision 39 to discuss Help Me Grow Kern County in a live broadcast via Facebook. Click here to watch the video […]