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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About Us

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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All Together Now

A collective campaign to encourage government leaders to prioritize young kids in policy and budget decisions. As early childhood champions, we want to build on our past successes and continue our progress on programs and services.

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