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3rd grade reading
begins at birth.

Adequate prenatal care, high quality early learning opportunities
and optimal language development are some predictive factors
that shape this milestone.

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You are their
first teacher.

We are committed to partnering with you
because we understand your child learns
from you everyday.

Helpful Resources

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Our impact

We have helped to ensure children are better prepared
for school, screened earlier for special needs and
raised in nurturing families.

View Funded Programs Map

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the needs
of families.

Through our focus areas we invest in long-lasting
efforts on behalf of children, families, professionals
and communities.

On the Air

Media Partners
Making Kids Matter

Teaming up with local media in award-winning and unique ways to educate parents and the community.


African American infant mortality rates increased by 87%

Central Valley Health Policy Institute identifies barriers and highlights opportunities for improving the odds for African American babies in Fresno County.  Download the full report here.

News & Announcements

We’re hiring! Please click here to apply for the Strategic Initiatives Officer position.

Open Request for Proposals (RFP)

We are requesting proposals for a two-year Public Education Campaign to increase awareness of early childhood development and emphasize the importance of positive parent and adult interactions in a child’s first 5 years. The deadline to submit proposals is November 4, 2016.

Download: RFP– Public Education Campaign

RFP – Public Education Campaign Questions and Answers

RFP: Attachment C – Sample Log

First 5 Fresno County Brand Guide

First 5 Fresno County Branding – Key Message and Tagline

Update: Deadline to submit questions about the above RFP has been extended to Thursday, October 20, 2016, 5 p.m.  Answers to all questions received will be posted here by Monday, October 24, 2016 5 p.m. Questions must be submitted to funding@first5fresno.org.

Investing in Young Children and Families