First 5 San Bernardino strives for all children from prenatal stages to age five, are healthy, safe, nurtured, eager to learn and are ready to succeed, as the first five years of a child's life are the most important.
With the vision to ensure that children succeed, our mission is to promote, support, and enhance the health and early development of children prenatal through age five with their families and communities.
First 5 San Bernardino invests in systems of coordinated and comprehensive support that strengthen children, families and their communities in San Bernardino County through integrated systems planning and implementation, countywide information referral systems, organizational capacity building, and community outreach.
Our guiding principles to execute our strategies are founded on the importance of early intervention, community involvement, diversity, evidence-based methods, efficiency, continuous planning and evaluation, integrated systems, and collaborative partnerships.
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