First 5 San Mateo County understands we cannot do it alone. In order to have the greatest impact on children and families, we must leverage our resources and create strategic community partnerships. We build needed infrastructure to support our investments and develop broad-based coalitions to drive sustainable change.

Grantee Resources

We fund a network of passionate providers who support young children and families. Find forms, trainings, toolkits, resources and more.

Community Partners

It takes a village. Together we are transforming the early childhood system and guaranteeing better outcomes.

Policy and Advocacy

We’re sharing knowledge, leveraging resources, generating awareness and taking action.

Funding

Learn more about who we fund and our programs and initiatives.

Blog

A Child is an Inspiration

First 5 San Mateo County is committed to the youngest children in San Mateo County. As a First 5 San Mateo County Commissioner, a pediatrician and a father, I am inspired by my patients and their parents—especially the ones aged zero to five.

The littlest ones are the most inspiring! The parents are equally as inspiring.
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Daddy’s Tool Bag

For over a decade the mission of Daddy’s Tool Bag has been to build strong bonds between dads and their babies, providing education and products that engage dads from the very beginning. Dads who are involved with newborns are more likely to be continuous influences in their children’s lives as they grow.
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