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Gift a Kid a Book campaign

First 5 San Bernardino is launching the
#GiftAKidABook campaign to support early
learning and literacy for children under 5.
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resources and more information.

NAEBOR Medical Group Celebrates Grand Opening

Congratulations to the NAEBOR Medical Group for their grand opening held October 24, 2022.  Thank you for helping improve outcomes for pregnant Black women and their families in San Bernardino County.
Learn more at the NAEBOR Medical Group website.

Now available: Answers to submitted question for the Merceides Logans Community Innovation Initiative
RFA 22-01 Addendum No. 1 Q & A

$1.5 million “Innovation Funding” Available. Apply now.
Local organizations seeking financial support for ideas and programs aligning with First 5 SB’s strategic plan are encouraged to apply via the request for applications process.
Named after a beloved staff member who recently lost her battle with cancer, the Merceides Logans Community Innovation Initiative is a $1.5 million fund designated to foster a simplified approach for community organizations to obtain resources and work together. 
Details: Procurements

First 5 San Bernardino Local Outcomes Report 2020-2021
First 5 San Bernardino’s Local Outcomes Report for 2020-2021 is now available.

Join AmeriCorps

First 5 Services Corps informational flyer with opportunities, benefits and who can apply.
First 5 San Bernardino is accepting applications for the First 5 Service Corps. For more information please contact Traci Homan at (909)-386-7706

Education Insight: Early Childhood Education: Universal Transitional Kindergarten (UTK)

Karen Scott, Executive Director for First 5 San Bernardino, is a guest on the podcast Education Insight. In this episode Karen talks about the importance of Transitional Kindergarten and what challenges we face when adopting high-quality Transitional Kindergarten in the Inland Empire.

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,

Effects of Pandemic on Child Care

Karen Scott

First 5 San Bernardino Executive Director comments on how pandemic demands and low wages have worsened the child care desert in San Bernardino County.
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How every child can thrive by age 5
By Molly Wright, seven-year-old student from Queensland, Australia

How does income affect childhood brain development?
By Kimberly Noble, MD, PhD