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3rd grade reading
proficiency
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
Things You Can Do with Your Child

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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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Supporting
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.

Spotlight

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News & Announcements

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$10.6 Million for early childhood efforts now available!

Visit our Funding page for guidelines, submission details and most updated Questions & Answers documents.

Funding application/proposals – February 10, 2016 by 12 p.m.

African American infant mortality rates increased by 87%

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