First 5 California has invested millions of dollars to develop programs to ensure all children grow up to reach their full potential.
Through statewide programs and public education efforts, First 5 California, along with the 58 First 5 county commissions and numerous other partners, touches the lives of millions of children and their families every year.
Since its creation in 1998, First 5 California has launched innovative programs and services designed to help young children grow up healthy and do well in school and in life.
In 2015, the F5CA State Commission transitioned from specific investments in the Child and Teacher Signature Programs (CSP and CARES Plus) to broader systems support through a five- year, $190 million investment in First 5 IMPACT (Improve and Maximize Programs so All Children Thrive). First 5 IMPACT supports the early learning workforce and quality improvements in early learning settings through quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS).