First 5 San Mateo is entrusted with the strategic investment of nearly $7 million of public dollars each year specifically earmarked to help children and families in our county succeed. We work on behalf of the more than 53,000 children ages 0-5 living here to ensure their every need is met, their families are supported and their future is a priority.
90% of your baby’s brain grows in the first 5 years. Early experiences shape their future.
Healthy & Happy
We’re making sure families have important resources and knowledge so kids grow up happy and healthy in San Mateo County.
Parents and caring adults make the biggest impact on a child’s development. Your involvement makes all the difference.
We’re sharing knowledge, leveraging resources, generating awareness and taking action.
We fund a network of passionate providers who support young children and families.
Together we are transforming the early childhood system and guaranteeing better outcomes.