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Child Tax Credit

Child Tax Credit Payments will Begin July 16thStarting July 15, 2021, eligible families will receive a monthly payment of up to $300 for each child under 6, and up to $250 for each child aged 6 and above.

Visit to learn more about this important benefit.

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

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

Effects of Pandemic on Child Care

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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First 5 SB Appoints Goldfrach as New Commissioner
Building Home-Based Libraries
Is Lead Hiding in Your Home?
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

First 5 San Bernardino Local Outcomes Report 2019-2020

Please open the link to view the First 5 San Bernardino Local Outcomes Report for 2019-2020. Click here to view 2019-2020 Outcomes Report.

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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Partner Events

Chino Valley Unified School District’s
TYKES Program

is offering free virtual Nurturing Families classes for families with children ages 0-5.

Go to for more information or call 909.628.1201 ext. 8960.


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



First 5 San Bernardino Commission Meeting
Start Date/Time: Wednesday, September 01, 2021 3:30 PM
End Date/Time: Wednesday, September 01, 2021 5:00 PM
Recurring Event: One time event
Importance: Normal Priority
Zoom (Virtual Video Conferencing)
Location: 735 Carnegie Drive, Suite 150, San Bernardino, CA
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Owned by DeAnna Mitchell On Wednesday, June 02, 2021

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