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News & Announcements

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,  

Cancellation of Commission Meeting

The January 12, 2022 Commission Meeting has been cancelled.  The next meeting will be held virtually on February 2, 2022.

60,000 Toys Donated at Children’s Fund’s 33rd Annual Toy Drive Supported by First 5 San Bernardino








Children’s Fund has facilitated its Annual Celebration of Giving Toy Drive for 33 years. Additionally, for the past 15 years, First 5 San Bernardino has been a major funder of the Children’s Fund organization, also providing a $50,000 donation each year to augment and ensure that children 0-5 years old have a present for Christmas. The local press covered the event including The Sun.  

First 5 San Bernardino Mourns the Passing of Vice Chair and Commissioner, Dr. Margaret Hill
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 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.

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

Early Childhood Educators: We want to hear from you!

Early educators, your voice counts! Register to take periodic, short online surveys to share your experience and opinions to shape the future of San Bernardino County’s children and families. Be one of the first to join and get a $25 Visa gift card! Register here.  Learn more at 

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Families Count: We want your feedback

Families Count LogoFamilies Count brings families together to improve the lives of their children. Register today to share your opinions through 5-minute surveys on how to improve family services throughout the Inland Empire. All parents and families of children under the age of 9 living in the Inland Empire can register. Make your voice count!  Take survey here.

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First 5 San Bernardino Commission Meeting
Start Date/Time: Wednesday, October 26, 2022 3:30 PM
End Date/Time: Wednesday, October 26, 2022 5:00 PM
Recurring Event: One time event
Importance: Normal Priority
Location: 735 Carnegie Drive, Suite 150, San Bernardino, CA
First 5 San Bernardino Commission Meeting
Owned by Lacy Banis On Monday, November 01, 2021


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

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