News & Announcements

The First 5 San Bernardino Commission meeting for Wednesday, February 14, 2024 is cancelled. We will reconvene on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at 735 E. Carnegie Drive, Suite 150, San Bernardino beginning at 3:30 p.m. February Cancellation Meeting Notice

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Gift a Kid a Book Campaign Featured on KNBC Ch. 4
F5SB has been spreading holiday cheer! KNBC Channel 4 featured the winter wonderland book gifting we hosted with Ramona-Alessandro Elementary School. Reading is important for young minds, so Santa and Mrs. Claus helped us gift 4,000 books to San Bernardino Unified School District’s TK and kindergarteners. Check out the coverage and watch the magic unfold!

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$12 million in “Family Supports Funding” Available.  Apply now.
First 5 San Bernardino announces a new funding opportunity! The Family Supports Initiative will facilitate an investment of $12 million to San Bernardino County-based organizations working to improve parenting, family self-sufficiency and the long-term safety/healthy development of children prenatal to 5 years old.  Apply today. News Release. Answers to questions now available

Fall 2023 Milestones Now Available
Check out the latest news from First 5 San Bernardino in the fall 2023 issue of Milestones

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Recruitment Underway for F5SB’s Advisory Committee
First 5 San Bernardino announces a new funding opportunity! The Family Supports Initiative will facilitate an investment of $12 million to San Bernardino County-based organizations working to improve parenting, family self-sufficiency and the long-term safety/healthy development of children prenatal to 5 years old.  Apply today. News Release. Answers to questions now available

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,

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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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F5SB Brings Santa’s Workshop to Ramona-Alessandro School Promoting Literacy

F5SB Brings Santa’s Workshop to Ramona-Alessandro School Promoting Literacy

F5SB Brings Gift a Kid a Book Literacy event to Apple Valley

F5SB Brings Gift a Kid a Book Literacy event to Apple Valley

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


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