News & Announcements

First 5 San Bernardino Launches Kids Safe Summer Campaign

Summer is a time for fun in the sun, but it also poses many dangers for young children aged 5 and under. As temperatures rise and outdoor activities increase, it’s important for parents and caregivers to be aware of the potential risks and take steps to keep young children safe.  First 5 San Bernardino launched a new bilingual campaign called Kid Safe Summer aimed at heightening awareness of keeping little ones safe around water, in the direct sun, during playtime and even on road trips. Check out the site for more information.

Recruitment Underway for F5SB’s Advisory Committee

First 5 San Bernardino is accepting applications for membership to serve on the Advisory Committee to its Commission.  The Advisory Committee is responsible for providing expertise, advice and assistance to the Commission, staff and service agencies to enhance the capacity, accessibility and quality of the organization’s partnerships and service to the public. Learn more at Advisory Committee – first5sanbernardino

Spring 2023 Milestones Now Available

Check out the latest news from First 5 San Bernardino in the spring 2023 issue of Milestones

Watch F5SB’s New Video Promoting Oral Health at E. Neil Roberts Elementary School

Little Teeth, Big Responsibility Poster

First 5 San Bernardino wants parents and caregivers to understand the importance of healthy baby teeth and early childhood oral health.  Visit oralhealth – first5sanbernardino for more information or go to SmileSBC to find a list of affordable dentists in your area. 

Partner Toolkit now available.

First 5 San Bernardino Local Outcomes Report 2021-2022

In fiscal year 2022, F5SB served 29,468 children, 17,431 caregivers, and 4,720 providers.  Read the most recent Local Outcomes Report to learn how the organization supported children, improved child well-being and remained responsive in a changing environment. 

In need of resources?
In need of diapers, baby wipes, food, clothing, car seats or other essential items?  There are local organizations ready to assist.  On your phone, dial 211 or go online to Inland SoCal UnitedWay 211+ or ConnectIE,

Partner News

SUMMER SAFETY – Virtual Workshop Series

To help parents and caregivers keep their children safe this summer, First 5 San Bernardino, SAFE KIDS Inland Empire and Loma Linda University Children’s Health have teamed up to provide the latest summer safety information in a series of virtual workshops.  Sign up now to attend the free virtual workshops:

May 10                 Head Trauma & Safe Sleep

                              Presentation available for viewing.

June 14                 Sun and Water Safety

July 12                   Safe Use of Car Seats

All workshop times are 11:30 am – 1 pm

Car Seat Safety Classes Available to Parents

A free car seat safety class for parents and other care providers is offered each month in English and Spanish in San Bernardino. Classes are taught by certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians. Topics include California’s buckle-up laws; basic crash dynamics; how car seats and seat belts protect in a crash; proper seat belt use and correct installation of car seats.  Call 1 (800) 782-4264 to register. 

Do you or someone you know need help paying for child care? 


Child Care Resource Center can help.  We all know child care is expensive but did you know CCRC can help with the cost?  Many families don’t know that they qualify for help paying for child care.  Financial assistance is available for child care all hours of the day, including nights, weekends, or for just a few hours a week.
Whether you are looking for employment, going to school, or working and in need of care, CCRC can help!  And, you can choose your child care type such as licensed center, family child care home, a family, friend or neighbor to take care of your child. Need help finding a provider? We can help with that too. The application is quick and easy. Most people complete it in 3-5 minutes.
Visit or call 1-866-67-KIDS.

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Take the Families Count Survey
Parents and caregivers of children under nine years old are encouraged to register to provide feedback on how we can best support the needs of children and families. Receive $5 for each survey completed.
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