First 5 San Bernardino supports programs, activities, and services that
help ensure that children are ready to learn and thrive. During FY 2009-10, First
5 San Bernardino invested in approximately $25 million into 74 programs.
The Commission is committed to systematically and continually assessing its efforts
and using data to strengthen programs, inform decision-making, measure outcomes,
and document the collective impact of activities funded by First 5 San Bernardino.
Evaluation results are prepared for multiple audiences at both the local and state
level. In addition to reporting results to the San Bernardino County community,
the Commission is also required to report outcomes to the First 5 California Commission
and the California State Legislature.
In FY 2009-10, First 5 San Bernardino and its partner agencies provided critical
services to children 0-5 and their families. Together they also continued to strengthen
the infrastructure and systems that serve children and families and increase awareness
among parents and members of the community. Main highlights and findings are presented
in this Executive Summary and are organized by the four focus areas identified in
the Commission’s Strategic Plan:
The full evaluation report provides more detailed information about the
successes and challenges in each Focus Area, as well as recommendations for future
consideration. For a full copy of the 2009-10 Annual Evaluation Report, please