News & Announcements

$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. 


First 5 SB News release. 

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,

San Bernardino County Renters: Unable to pay your rent due to Covid-19?

Father with two children

You may be eligible for help. Call 211 or go to San Bernardino County Rent Relief Partnership.

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

First 5 Celebrates 20 Years in San Bernardino County Story.

Partner Events

“Back-Tooth-School” Webinar

For caregivers and community partners.
Learn how you can leverage Smile, California’s BTS messaging, tools, and resources to help raise awareness of the importance of regular dental check-ups for children and teens. 
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 | 10:30 – 11:30 am PT
Register online.
Hosted by Smile, California and the California Department of Education.
Questions? Email

San Bernardino Family Fun Run

8th Annual Turkey Trot | 5K & 10K
Nov. 24, 2022 | 7 am
San Bernardino International Airport
Register online. (949) 878-8571



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