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In a first for First 5 San Bernardino (F5SB), a research study based on one of the organization’s initiatives was recently published highlighting the importance parenting education programs play in preventing child abuse and neglect. Featured in the Journal of Public Child Welfare’s June 15, 2022, edition, the paper titled

The library collection of Dr. Margaret Hill, former First 5 San Bernardino Commissioner and education icon who passed away last year, has been donated to the San Bernardino County Library system. Dr. Hill, a treasured community member, educator and passionate advocate for learning and literacy, had quite a collection of

First 5 San Bernardino launches simplified process to address community-level challenges with practical, collaborative solutions The Merceides Logans Community Innovation Initiative has launched, providing an opportunity for local organizations to obtain funding for new and existing programs that benefit young children and their families.   Named after a beloved staff member

First 5 San Bernardino is looking to add to its 2022-2023 AmeriCorps team! Team members will work with children ages 2-5 in San Bernardino County to increase social-emotional, literacy and mathematic skills to prepare them for kindergarten and beyond. In addition to the opportunity to begin working in early childhood

On Memorial Day, the unofficial start to summer, Executive Director Karen Scott was featured during three live segments on Good Day LA and FOX news, channel 11.  She used the platform, broadcasted to the greater Los Angeles area, to promote and remind families to be hyper-vigilant with young children around

Cher. Prince.  Beyonce.  A star has really hit it big when they’re known by only one name.  Locally, First 5 San Bernardino has its own one-name star:  Ann.  A nearly 36-year San Bernardino County employee, 15 of those years most recently with First 5 San Bernardino, Executive Assistant Ann Calkins

Boots on the ground.  That’s how First 5 San Bernardino Community Engagement Specialist LuCretia Dowdy sums up her work.  With the progressive easing of COVID-19 restrictions that previously limited events to a drive-thru format at best over the past few years, Dowdy is making up for lost time having represented

First 5 San Bernardino Commissioners and staff recently took part in First 5 Association of California’s annual Advocacy Day held virtually throughout the state on April 19.  Furthering important policy issues affecting the 0-5 population, calls and Zoom meetings with 74 legislative offices were conducted by over 100 First 5

Continuing its longstanding relationship with the San Bernardino County’s 32 branch Library System, First 5 San Bernardino recently funded a new program called ‘1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.’  Among First 5 San Bernardino’s top priorities is promoting early literacy, and this program is specifically designed to inspire young children and their