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News & Announcements

Notice of Commission Meeting Cancellation for July 10th, 2024
The July 10th, 2024 Commission Meeting is cancelled. Click here for the notice.

First 5 Celebrating 25 years

First 5 San Bernardino is celebrating 25 years of serving young children and families in San Bernardino County.  Look for our refreshed look and feel in celebration of the 25th anniversary. A robust marketing communications plan is rolling out this spring, and we’re excited to share enhanced branding, new partnerships, engaging media campaigns, fun giveaways and more! 

Spring 2024 Milestones Now Available

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Check out the latest news from First 5 San Bernardino in the spring 2024 issue of Milestones

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,

Happenings & Celebrations

F5SB and the SBC Department of Public Health Shares Summer Safety Tips on FOX 11 Los Angeles

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If you have kids, consider enrolling them in swim lessons—it’s an investment in their safety and well-being. Check out this list of swim lessons in your area. 

San Bernardino board of supervisors

We’re celebrating! 
Thank you to SBC Board of Supervisors for adopting First 5 San Bernardino’s resolution proclaiming the second week of the month of April as the Week of the Young Child in San Bernardino County through 2029. This important action serves as a reminder that children’s earliest years shape their learning and development for the rest of their lives. 

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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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Gift a Kid a Book Campaign Featured on KNBC Ch. 4

Channel 4 Lynette Remero

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

Video promoting Oral Health

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