News & Announcements

First 5 Advisory Committee Meeting on May 18, 2021

Due to the current COVID-19 events and mandates issued by Governor Newsom and the County of San Bernardino relating to public meetings and gatherings, the First 5 Advisory Committee Meeting scheduled for May 18, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. will be conducted via Zoom conferencing. See attached link in the posted agenda. Please click here to view agenda 

First 5 San Bernardino Commission Meeting for May 05, 2021

Due to the current COVID-19 event and mandates issued by Governor Newsom and the County of San Bernardino relating to public meetings and gatherings, the First 5 San Bernardino Commission Meeting scheduled for May 05, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. will be conducted via Zoom conferencing. See attached link in the posted agenda.Click here to view agenda


Event sponsored by the Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce-Inland Cities East Chapter and Youth Build Charter School Inland Empire.

Event Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021

Event Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Event Location: Youth Build Charter School (555 N. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino CA)

FIRST 5 SAN BERNARDINO Kinder Kits will be given out along with a backpack and other free resource materials and books.

EARLY ARRIVAL IS SUGGESTED! Limited supply, kits and backpacks will be given out on a first come first serve basis.

Please Register by clicking on link in flyer: Click here to view flyer 

COVID 19 Procedures:

Temperature Check upon Check-in for volunteers

Mandatory mask requirement

Hand Sanitizer at stations

Signage on social distancing 

First 5 San Bernardino MENTAL HEALTH WEBINAR


JOIN US THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2021 from 9 AM to 12 NOON as we discuss mental health, children, and families in honor of mental health awareness month. 


Dr. Rishi Parikh, from the County of San Bernardino Department of Behavioral Health and Dr. Wendy Lee, Staff Analyst II, First 5 San Bernardino.
Webinar Hosts:
Michelle Parker, Inland Empire Safe Kids Coordinator and Scott McGrath, Deputy Director, First 5 San Bernardino.

Who Should Attend:
Community Members
Child Care Providers

PLEASE REGISTER by clicking link on attached flyer to register for event:

Please click here to view flyer 


Please join us on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to noon for the First 5 San Bernardino Summer Safety Virtual Awareness event sponsored by Safe Kids Inland Empire. We will share safety tips and tools to keep kids safe in, around, and away from the home.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: (all are invited)


*Childcare Providers



*Bag of Books

*Adult Life Jackets

*30 CAR SEATS WILL BE GIVEN AWAY to the first 30 registered participants.

Car seat winners:

Car seats will be given to those that are qualified. You must watch a 5 minute installation video before you pickup your car seat. Winners will be contacted by our office to schedule a pickup date and time.


Participants must register! Link located on flyer. Please click here to view flyer 

Maternal Health Network of San Bernardino Survey request and CSU San Bernardino New Mother Survey

We Need Your Help!

The Maternal Health Network of San Bernardino needs your support in collecting information from families across San Bernardino who are pregnant or who recently delivered a baby. 

Also Cal State University San Bernardino approved a new parent study and they are looking for first-time moms with a baby to participate in a one-time hour long online survey.

Please click on the link to see the flyers. click to view flyer 1 click to view flyer 2

Is Lead Hiding in Your Home?
Building Home-Based Libraries
Addendum No. 1 to RFQ 20-02 Home Visiting System Consultant
Release of Request for Qualifications 20-02
First 5 San Bernardino is seeking qualifications from qualified firms to provide the Commission assistance in support the creation of a Home Visiting System (HVS) framework specific to San Bernardino County as identified in Request for Qualifications 20-02 Home Visiting System ConsultantVisit our Procurement page for more details. 
First 5 San Bernardino Strategic Plan 2020-2023

Please open the link to view the First 5 San Bernardino Strategic Plan for 2020-2023. Click here to view 2020-2023 Strategic Plan

F5SB COVID-19 Resources

F5SB COVID-19 RESOURCES.pdf  Attached are resources for you and your family to access during this COVID-19 pandemic. Please stay safe and be well!

Free Books & Resources for Parents
Early Start Program from the CA Department of Developmental Services (DSS)
The Early Start program provides early intervention in a coordinated and family-centered environment which is critical for children to achieve the best possible developmental outcomes. If an infant or toddler has, or is suspected of having, a delay or disability, please contact the local regional center about possible Early Start services or call 1-800 515-BABY. Anyone can make a referral.

 In an effort to increase public awareness and outreach, the following outreach materials have been attached below:

1.    Early Start Healthcare Provider Brochure  An easy-to-read brochure that outlines the screening, referral and intake process. Click here to view Brochure

2.    The Early Start Community Flyer – An informative flyer for families who may have a concern about their child’s development. Click here to view flyer

Early Start also has a variety of additional multilingual brochures, booklets, publications, and other free resources that are available for parents, professionals, and others.


For more information, visit the DSS Early Start Program website at


View Our 20th Anniversary Story

Learn about how we celebrated our 20th Anniversary through photos, videos, and media coverage. 

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