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2019

First 5 San Francisco is an equity-driven agency specializing in advancing the experiences of children and their families. — We design, implement, and fund solutions that deliver meaningful support to children and families.

The City

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Children age 0 to 5
Each year, nearly 10,000 babies are born in San Francisco. Despite the progress that has been made over the last two decades in heightening awareness of the importance of the early years, and expanding programs and services for young children, there is still much unfinished work in San Francisco. The opportunity to make a significant difference for children has never been greater.
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Family participants
A strong and connected local system of support for families is imperative. The family resource center network includes comprehensive services that promote parent well-being and learning; and that foster safe and enriching experiences to enhance their capacity to support their child's growth and development.
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Help Me Grow SF
Research shows effective early diagnosis, when combined with access to health care and early intervention services, can prepare children for success in school. Even though research strongly indicates early interventions as one of the best investments a society can make, access to effective early intervention programs remains a challenge for far too many San Francisco families.
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Help Me Grow SF
Research shows effective early diagnosis, when combined with access to health care and early intervention services, can prepare children for success in school. Even though research strongly indicates early interventions as one of the best investments a society can make, access to effective early intervention programs remains a challenge for far too many San Francisco families.

Our Work

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Family Support

Parents are a child’s first and best teachers and the primary influence on a child’s development. Creating rich support networks for parents and caregivers enhances their ability to fulfill this critical role in their child’s life.

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Child Development

Children who attend high-quality early education and preschool have a better chance at school and life-long success. Assuring broad access to high-quality early care and education in San Francisco is essential to closing persistent gaps in the school-age years. 

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Child Health

Undetected issues of health and well-being can significantly impact a child’s learning and success in school. Intervening as early as possible, and linking families to needed services, can dramatically improve overall positive outcomes for children and their families.  

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Family Support

First 5 San Francisco family resource centers (FRCs) provide a warm, welcoming, and respectful place where families can connect with one another, build parenting skills and knowledge, and receive supports when needed.

Child Development

First 5 San Francisco helps early childhood education programs meet the highest standards of quality to ensure optimal child development and improved outcomes for all children.

Child Health

Health is the foundation for strong development in childhood. To support the health and well-being of San Francisco’s youngest residents, First 5 works to improve coordination and access to health and mental health services integrated in core early learning and family support platforms, as well as citywide.
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