First 5

Next Commission meeting is Monday, December 3 and will be held at 5340 Skylane Blvd, Santa Rosa
  • When: January 28, 2019 at 3:30 PM

    First 5 Commissioners collaborate to fill gaps and better serve the needs of children 0-5 and their families. 

  • When: February 25, 2019 at 3:30 PM

    First 5 Commissioners collaborate to fill gaps and better serve the needs of children 0-5 and their families. 

  • When: March 25, 2019 at 3:30 PM

    First 5 Commissioners collaborate to fill gaps and better serve the needs of children 0-5 and their families. 

  • More Events
  • More California school administrators gain skills as early-childhood leaders

    Published on November 13, 2018
    Check out this excellent article highlighting the First 5-funded READY program and its impact on one dedicated superintendent's decision to bring more preschool opportunities to Cloverdale. Thank you for being an outstanding early childhood leader, Jeremy Decker! https://www.educationdive.com/news/more-california-school-administrators-gain-skills-as-early-childhood-leader/540781/
  • Child Parent Institute

    Published on November 8, 2018
    Message from the Child Parent Institute: Last October’s fires impacted our entire community. The smoke in the air today could trigger trauma many families have felt while recovering from losing their homes or businesses. Children who lost their homes are particularly vulnerable and can greatly benefit from parental guidance. For our community members in need of support: Tomorrow morning, Friday, November 9th, our support group, Parenting Through Recovery from the North Bay Fires meets from 9:00am-10:30am at the CPI, 3642 Standish Avenue, Santa Rosa. Some of our littlest community members still carry the emotional scars from the North Bay Fires. CPI has support from First 5 Sonoma County to offer therapy sessions at no cost for young children ages 0-5 and their parents who have experienced trauma due to the fires. Please call (707) 585-6108 for more information. You can also access our Fire Recover Newsletters by visiting: http://calparents.org/news-events/newsroom.html
  • www.clasp.org

    Published on November 7, 2018
    Did you know that 50% of California children have at least one immigrant parent? That means roughly 4.5 million children would be impacted by the proposed "public charge" rule in California alone. Learn more at: https://www.clasp.org/sites/default/files/publications/2018/06/2018_pifchildfactsheet_web.pdf The public has until Dec 10, 2018 to submit comments on the legislation: https://www.regulations.gov/comment?D=DHS_FRDOC_0001-1706
  • Photos from First 5 Sonoma County's post

    Published on November 2, 2018
    First 5 congratulates Susan Gilmore, Executive Director of North Bay Children's Center, on the NBLC "Light Bulb Went On" award for innovative and entrepreneurial leadership! NBCC serves over 600 babies, toddlers and preschoolers at 13 high-quality programs from Novato to Healdsburg and is nationally recognized for their Garden of Eatin' program. A well-deserved honor!
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