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First 5, partners launch ‘All Together Now’ campaign for California’s young kids

This commentary was submitted by volunteer contributor Jess Berthold, Communications Director, First 5 Association of California. In mid-August, First 5 joined with fellow early childhood advocates to launch All Together Now, a new campaign and...

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Court confirms no violation in simple-majority for ECE Prop C

Last Friday, a San Francisco County Superior Court judge sided with the City, voters, and early childhood community, rejecting a challenge put forward by various business groups who questioned the validity of Proposition C (June 2018), a citizen...

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6th annual awards ceremony celebrates excellence in teaching

June 19, 2019 – Last night the Children’s Creativity Museum played host to over 100 people who came out to support the educators who support our youngest children. First 5 San Francisco along with Supervisor Norman Yee and the Office of Early...

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First 5 San Francisco unveils new website

Last week, First 5 San Francisco unveiled a new website designed to increase the visibility of First 5’s investments, our grantees’ activities, and the positive differences we are making for young children and their families in San Francisco....

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First 5 joins community in celebrating new facility for Portola & Excelsior Family Connections.

San Francisco, CA— On May 10, 2019, Dozens of local children and families came together with Mayor London Breed and community leaders from across the city to celebrate the grand opening of the new, permanent home of Portola &...

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Festival showcases children’s explorations

On Tuesday, April 24, 2019,  a crowd of more than 200 early educators, families, and community members joined together at San Francisco State University to celebrate the “Festival of Learning,” an...

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Organized and energized, the voice of First 5 on full display in Sacramento

On April 30, 2019, First 5 representatives from 41 counties assembled in Sacramento to advocate for young children and their families.   First 5 leaders held more than 100 meetings with members of the Assembly and...

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First 5 San Francisco Announces Leadership Transitions

San Francisco Mayor London Breed recently announced that First 5 Executive Director Ingrid X. Mezquita will lead the Office of Early Care and Education (OECE) as its new director. First 5 greets this news with great enthusiasm and optimism for...

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First 5 and Family Resource Centers advocate for City to fund healthy food distribution at FRCs

On January 16, First 5 San Francisco and Family Resource Center (FRC) staff and parents advocated for a $500,000 allocation from the City’s Sugary Drinks Distributor Tax to support FRC food pantries. At a meeting of the tax’s advisory...

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Family Resource Center Initiative awarded Jim Casey Building Communities of Hope Award

Casey Family Programs, the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care, announced on January 16 that it selected the First 5 San Francisco-led Family Resource Center (FRC) Initiative as one of two...

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