Message from the Chairwoman
Welcome to our website!
First 5 San Bernardino supports programs, activities and services that
promote and support early development of children prenatal to age 5, so that they
can enter school, ready to learn and thrive. Since First 5’s inception, more than
a decade ago, we have improved the lives of thousands of children and their families
by working with our partner agencies. Yearly evaluations show that we have made
good progress in the areas of health and wellbeing, early care and education and
Despite continued funding vulnerability and the recent loss of nearly
$50 million from our fund balance, the Commission has remained committed to enhancing
the lives of our youngest citizens and their families. An amount not to exceed $57
million for the Fiscal Years 2012/13 – 2014/15 has been approved under the
In Children Request for Proposals, released November 3, 2011. This funding covers
the focus areas of Health, Education and Family Services.
Be sure to visit the First 5 website for news and updates. Please attend our monthly
First 5 Commission meetings, usually held the first Wednesday of every month starting
at 3:30 pm in the Covington Chambers of the San Bernardino County Government Center,
San Bernardino. We want to hear your opinions.
I thank you in advance, for participating in the process as we continue
to serve our 0 to 5 population in San Bernardino County.
Linda Haugan, Chairwoman
Assistant Executive Officer, Human Services