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Our Vision

To act as a catalyst for ensuring that the developmental needs of children ages 0-5 are a priority in all sectors of...

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Our Mission

To support the healthy development of children ages 0-5 and enrich the lives of their families and communities.

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Our Goal

We will fulfill our mission by targeting our resources and partnerships to meet specific goals in five areas...

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Our Core Values

1. Collaboration
2. Innovation
3. Excellence
4. Accountability
5. Respect

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What's Happening Now

Outcomes Evaluation and Continuous Quality Improvement RFQ

FIRST 5 is seeking applications from qualified individual consultants or firms…

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Jolene Smith Receives Community Hero Award

FIRST 5 CEO Jolene Smith was recently recognized by the Alum Rock Counseling Center for her dedication…

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A Bold Approach to Preschool Access

When Hortencia Lujan moved to San Jose, California six years ago, she immediately searched for a preschool…

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An Encore of Service

An Encore of Service makes the case that millions of our nation’s most vulnerable children stand to benefit from a vast, untapped resource….

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Our Featured Services

Family Resource Centers

FIRST 5 Family Resource Centers provide FREE programs, services, and activities for families...

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Free Health Insurance

The Children Health Initiative is well on its way to keeping Santa Clara County kids healthy!

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Child Signature Program

CSP is a high quality, voluntary, part-day program for 3 & 4 year old children living in...

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Race to the Top

Santa Clara County is one of 16 counties taking part in California's Race to the Top (RTT) Early...

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