The Benefits of First 5 San Bernardino in Our
Children from prenatal through five years of age and their families receive
broad-based support with parent education, health care, social services, and quality
childcare. To date, we have served thousands of children and their parents, caregivers
and childcare providers through the First 5 program. Ultimately, everyone benefits
from this effort because of the long-term impact on the community.
The Commission currently contracts with over 70 agencies to provide direct services
to young children and their families throughout the county. These programs include
childcare and child development, parent education and family support as well as
health services. For example, one project provides dental care to children who otherwise
would not receive services; another provides postpartum services to newborns and
their families to ensure that infants are healthy and parents are well informed
about the rigors, responsibilities and joys of parenting.