We are invested in several crucial efforts and initiatives with an aim to leverage, sustain, and increase our impact. The areas of investment below are examples of how we have embraced our unique role as a county-wide convener and coordinator in the early childhood system of care.
We are committed to these investments and to exploring innovative and collaborative ways to improve how our systems operate.
African American Infant Mortality Prevention
Community-driven pilot projects and partnerships to tackle the high rates of infant mortality among the African American community in Fresno County.
Direct Service Programs
Community-based partnerships to provide home visitation, parent-child developmental learning groups, family literacy, parenting education, mentorship, and other health, early learning, and direct supports to families across the county.
Help Me Grow Fresno County
A coordinated system of services and assistance available to families to support the healthiest development of young children.
Lighthouse for Children
An innovative community hub for Fresno County families and early childhood professionals offering services, resources, and opportunities to transform the first five years of a child’s life—the only facility of its kind in the county.
Quality Counts California
A statewide Quality Rating and Improvement System providing support for families and early childhood educators to assess, improve, and communicate the level of quality in early and school-age care and education programs.
How Investment Leads to Action
First 5 Fresno County’s main goal, above all else, is helping our families thrive. In everything we do, we commit to honoring and supporting our families. Our vision, mission, and values reflect this commitment, and our investment areas and strategies are designed to convert our commitment into action.
We will support families, communities, and systems through five primary strategies. These strategies may involve funding direct services and programs, convening community partners, and investing in systems improvement initiatives, or a combination of all.
- Budget Line Item Definitions
Provides a line by line definition of each expense line item
- Cost Allocation Plan Guide
Basic definitions of cost allocation guide
- Disallowed Costs
Provides a list of disallowed costs
- Cost Allocation Plan Sample
A guide for non-profit organizations for assigning two or more initiatives the cost of an item shared by the initiatives
Past Funding Opportunities
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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Training for Regional Childcare Quality Improvement Partners RFQ
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