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11-04-2021 First 5 California Commission unanimously approved $3 million in initial funding to support refugee families resettling in California.
09-09-2021 First 5 California issued a statement today to support Afghan refugees resettling in California.
07-14-2021 First 5 California released a statement today on Governor Newsom and the State Legislature’s transformative 2021–22 state budget.
04-21-2021 First 5 California Statement on Chauvin Trial Verdict./a>
03-16-2021 Jackie Wong Named Chief Deputy Director at First 5 California
03-12-2021 First 5 Commission supports emergency funds for Covid Relief
01-12-2021 First 5 Joint Statement on Governor's January 2021 Proposed Budget.
01-08-2021 Governor Newsom Appoints Two New Members to California Children and Families Commission.
12-16-2020 More Than Three-Fourths of Early Learning Centers Lack Educators Trained to Work with Dual Language Learners
10-15-2020 First 5 California Dual Language Learner Pilot Study Reveals Significant Challenges
09-21-2020 Governor Newsom Signs SB 1383 (Jackson) to Provide Job-Protected Paid Family Leave to More California Workers
06-30-2020 First 5 California Statement on Governor's 2020-21 State Budget
04-17-2020 First 5 California Commission Provides $4 Million in Emergency Funding for Child Care Providers, Community®
03-30-2020 California Surgeon General Burke Harris Partners with First 5 California to Raise Awareness of Talk. Read. Sing.®
01-10-2020 Paid Family Leave Expansion Needs Echoed by California Voters and Governor Newsom
11-26-2019 Governor Newsom Appoints New State Early Childhood Policy Council
11-19-2019 New Report Highlights Need for Expanded Paid Family Leave in California
09-17-2019 First 5 California Welcomes Mayra E. Alvarez to State Commission
07-26-2019 First 5 California State Commission Approves $103 Million for IMPACT 2020 to Improve the Quality of Early Learning and Care
07-24-2019 First 5 California’s Talk. Read. Sing.® Campaign Proves Effective With California Families
06-28-2019 State Budget Makes Historic Investment In California’s Youngest Children
06-14-2019 First 5 California's Statement on the Legislature's Passage of the State Budget
05-16-2019 Erin Gabel Named to Paid Family Leave Task Force
05-09-2019 First 5 California Executive Director Camille Maben Applauds Governor Newsom’s May Revise Budget
03-15-2019 First 5 California Welcomes Jackie B. Majors to Commission
01-10-2019 First 5 California Executive Director Camille Maben’s Statement on Governor’s January Budget Proposal
06-14-2018 First 5 California Commends State Leaders for Strategic Investments in Early Childhood
02-06-2018 Molly Munger Appointed to First 5 California Commission
02-02-2018 Monica Fitzgerald Joins First 5 California Commission
01-11-2018 First 5 California Statement on Governor Brown’s Proposed Budget