First 5 IMPACT

First 5 IMPACT (Improve and Maximize Programs so All Children Thrive) is an innovative approach that forges partnerships between First 5 California and counties to achieve the goal of helping children ages 0 to 5 and their families thrive by increasing the number of high-quality early learning settings, including supporting and engaging families in the early learning process. Supporting more settings to achieve high-quality standards helps ensure more of California's children enter school with the skills, knowledge, and dispositions necessary to be successful. This provides families the information and support they need to promote and optimize their children's development and learning, both inside and outside the home.

In April 2015, the First 5 California Commission approved $190 million in funding to support First 5 IMPACT. Currently, 48 Lead Agencies (which include all 58 counties) are participating in First 5 IMPACT. For additional information, please see the links below regarding Lead Agency contacts, funding amounts, application forms and resources, and QRIS resources.

If you have questions, please e-mail the First 5 IMPACT Team at or by calling 916-263-1050.

County/Regional Lead Agency Contacts

FIRST 5 IMPACT FINAL FUNDING LISTS

Request for Application (RFA) and Application Forms

First 5 IMPACT Resources

First 5 IMPACT System Functions Webinars