Ongoing research, community input, emerging trends, and evidence-based best practices in early childhood development and family support inform the priorities, goals, and core strategies that guide the development of FIRST 5’s programs and services.
FIRST 5 Santa Clara County uses an integrated comprehensive systems approach to create a pathway to high quality early care and education settings. Early education programs operate within interconnected social systems. Collectively, they impact the healthy development of children, their families, educators, and our community partners.
This initiative is to give Santa Clara County families the skills and capacity to promote their children’s development, ensure their children’s school readiness, build strong family relationships, and create a connected community.
Community Health & Wellness
FIRST 5 Santa Clara County invests in a comprehensive set of strategies that support the physical, developmental, and behavioral health of children and strengthens positive parent-child relationships.
Community of Learning
FIRST 5 Santa Clara County’s Community of Learning offers evidence-based learning opportunities to create a highly qualified workforce that provides the highest quality services to children, families, and communities.