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3rd grade reading
proficiency
begins at birth.

Research shows that up until the 3rd grade children are learning to read,
after that children read to learn. Most students who fail to reach this critical
milestone often drop out before earning a high school diploma. In Fresno
County, less than 50% of all 3rd graders are reading on grade level.

About First 5 Fresno County
Download Our Strategic Plan

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You are their
first teacher.

It’s a fact. Raising a child is one of the most
important and rewarding things you will ever
do, but it can also be extremely challenging.
At First 5 Fresno County, we are committed
to partnering with and supporting you because
we understand your child learns from you everyday.
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Helpful Resources
Things You Can Do with Your Child

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Our impact

A Positive Change in Our Community
Our investments are making a positive impact on Fresno
County children and their families. First 5 Fresno County
has helped to ensure that children are healthier, better
prepared for school, screened earlier for special
needs, and raised in nurturing families.
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View Funded Programs Map

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Supporting
the needs
of families.

At First 5 Fresno County, we want all children to thrive.
We are and advocacy organization that provides
resource and supports efforts to improve the lives
of young children ages 0 to 5 and their families.
Through our focus areas we invest in long lasting
efforts on behalf of children, families,
professionals and communities.
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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

Funding Opportunities!

Learn more about our Mini Grant Program to create BFF Spaces throughout Fresno County!

Mini Grant Guidelines & Application

News & Announcements

Lease Space in the Lighthouse for Children!

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