Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging
Working to counteract racism, create opportunity for all children, and promote equity has been integral to the work of First 5 San Mateo County from our beginning more than 25 years ago. Our work is about seeing inequity in the lives of children and families and doing something about it. We look forward to continuing to partner with parents and leaders throughout San Mateo County and at the state to change conditions that affect child development and family well-being.
As we advocate and advance change for San Mateo County’s children, we also work to change the systems and structures that perpetuate inequity and barriers to opportunity for young children and their families. Centering diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) is both a guiding principle and a priority area of strategic focus. In addition to focused attention, DEIB principles will be embedded throughout our work, with the goal of supporting families through a targeted universalism approach.
All children have the right to grow up healthy, safe, and with every opportunity.
Latest News & Updates
As we continue Black History Month, it’s important to shed light on the challenges that persist for many Black children during their early years. The
We at First 5 San Mateo County (F5SMC) are so excited to welcome our newest commissioner, Claire Cunningham, to the team. She brings a wealth
In the dynamic landscape of early childhood development, First 5 San Mateo County (F5SMC) is proud to welcome a new commissioner, San Mateo County Supervisor,
First 5 San Mateo County Commissioners meet monthly to discuss First 5 San Mateo County programming, policy, and initiative advancements. Meetings are open to the public and packets are posted 72 hours in advance. Join us to listen in or provide public comment.
See the links below for upcoming meetings agendas and past meeting documents.
February 26, 2024
Program, Operations, and Planning (POP) Committee Meeting
April 1, 2024
Finance Committee Meeting
February 12, 2024
EC Evaluation Advisory Committee Meeting
March 18, 2024