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.

Current efforts at First 5 California include the development and implementation of a system of resources designed to benefit children, teachers, and parents. First 5 IMPACT and our Child, Parent, and Teacher Signature programs are research-based programs that integrate social-emotional development, high-quality early education, and parent outreach.

 First 5 IMPACT

 Child Signature Program

 Teacher Signature Program (CARES PLUS)

 Parent Signature Program

 Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge

 Small Population County Funding Augmentation