Success for

Success for

every child

every child

Success for

every child

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First 5 San Mateo County Stands in Favor of the Right to Choose and the End to Gun Violence

Our vision of success for every child means that children should have the opportunity to grow up with security, safety, stability and respect from the first days of their lives. Creating success for every child is about constructing a nurturing and limitless future that we hope to leave the next generation. We want our children to grow into people, with the opportunities to choose how they thrive, with the rights to their own lives.

The right to life means the right to safety. It includes the right of mothers to bring children into the world on their own terms, the rights of children to learn without a threat of traumatic violence in their schools, and the rights of communities, especially communities of color, to conduct their lives without the looming peril of being ravaged by mass shootings.

When we prioritize life, it means that we love and honor it. We celebrate and protect it, in its present and existing form. We are talking about female bodied lives, immigrant lives, black lives, young lives.

First 5 San Mateo County stands united with our communities— those reeling from the trauma of gun violence, those who are scared, and those who are taking action to protect their bodies and their choices. We are here for our families and children.

Resources for Parents and Teachers

Talking with Students About Bad News

Age-based tips for teachers to help students process.

Talking to Children about Safety at School

Resources for parents and teachers to talk to children.

Explaining Violence - Repair the World

Talking to children about safety in the world we live in.

Explaining the News to Our Kids

Age-based tips on how to talk with kids about the news.

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At First 5, we work on behalf of children ages 0-5 in San Mateo County - to ensure their every need is met, their families are supported, and their future is a priority. We partner with our community and make investments to create the conditions that will allow all young children to prosper socially, emotionally, and economically.

Latest News & Updates

Applauding the 2023–24 Budget Proposal

First 5 San Mateo County, along with the First 5 Association of California, is applauding Governor Newsom’s proposed 2023-24 budget plan, which was released Tuesday.


See the links below for past meeting archives and agendas

Commission Meeting

February 27, 2023

Program, Operations, and Planning (POP) Committee Meeting

February 6, 2022 

Finance Committee Meeting

February 13, 2023

EC Evaluation Advisory Committee Meeting

March 20, 2023 

First 5 San Mateo County Stands in Favor of the Right to Choose and the End to Gun Violence