We insist on putting little kids first.

We research, then promote, policies and practices that will strengthen systems for children ages 0 to 5 in California.

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The First 5 Center is an initiative of the California Children and Families Foundation, a sister organization of the First 5 Association of California.


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Whole-Family Wellness for Early Childhood: A New Model for Medi-Cal Delivery and Financing

California needs a system of care for Medi-Cal eligible infants and toddlers that is grounded in family wellness and community, this paper co-released by First 5 Center and California Children’s Trust asserts.

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