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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

Ways to Build Early Math Literacy

Talking with young children about numbers and exposing them to early math concepts help their brains develop…

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Jolene Smith Awarded Red Plate Award

The Childhood Feeding Collaborative recently presented FIRST 5 CEO Jolene Smith with the Red Plate Award, recognizing…

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Preschool for All Act 2015

Assemblymember McCarty introduced his first bill, the Preschool for All Act of 2015, which calls on the California Department of Education…

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Strengthening Early Literacy Skills

Learning to read and write doesn’t start in Kindergarten, it begins at birth! The first year of your baby’s life…

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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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