First 5 Fresno County is a public organization that was created in 1998 when
California voters passed Proposition 10, known as "The Children and Families Act."
How do we work?
First 5 Fresno County is led by a Commission made up of nine individuals appointed by the County Board of Supervisors. Through a series of community meetings, the Commission allows the community to identify problems faced by children 0-5 and their families. The Commission then adopts a strategic plan and policy platform that addresses these issues and funds programs and services that align with these plans.
Did you know?
Fresno County receives approximately $12 million per year from Proposition 10. Since its inception, First 5 Fresno County has developed multiple strategic plans and has invested more than $103 million in local programs serving young children and their families.
Our goal is to ensure that all children 0-5 are born healthy and raised in nurturing homes and communities where they can grow up healthy, and reach their full potential.
All children 0-5 years old will achieve optimal social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development.
First 5 Fresno County will be a catalyst for creating an accessible and effective network of quality services for young children (0-5 years old) and their families.
First 5 Fresno County integrates the following values into our work and makes decisions in the best interest of the children and families by:
- Being respectful, honest, objective, fair, ethical, and sensitive to families served and partnering organizations
- Having open, accessible and transparent operational procedures
- Being responsive to emerging community needs by remaining flexible and supporting innovative and creative solutions and approaches
- Approaching work with passion and commitment to improving the lives of Fresno County's youngest children, giving them the best chance possible of developing to their full potential