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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California’s Early Identification and Intervention System and the Role of Help Me Grow

Now is a critical time to evaluate and improve California’s early identification and intervention (EII) system by leveraging the state’s existing county Help Me Grow (HMG) systems.

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