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Supporting our Families Through the Formula Shortage and Recall

There is a shortage of infant formula, due to supply chain issues and a recall of infant formula due to bacterial contamination. The recall is due to bacterial contamination in the Abbott manufacturing plant in MI. At least four infants were hospitalized, and 2 infants died after consuming the tainted

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Newsletter April 2022 | Fighting for Families on Advocacy Day

We gathered at the Capitol to raise key issues for families, providers, and above all, children. Last Tuesday, the First 5s across the state joined the Association at the capitol to advocate for policy changes that benefit California’s youngest children. We are thinking holistically about what children need. What do

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What You Need to Know about Advocacy Day 

Every year, First 5 San Mateo County, along with the First 5 Association and First 5s from counties across the state, participates in Advocacy Day, when we share with our elected officials our priorities for children and families and the policies we believe are needed to support them.  Our 2022

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First 5 Association Recruiting for New Executive Director

The First 5 Association of California is currently seeking for a new Executive Director with the help of Koya Partners search firm.  Click the link below for the job details and on how to apply. About First 5 Association of California As the statewide membership organization for the 58

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January Newsletter: A Year in Review

As we move into 2022, we are taking a quick look back on everything we accomplished and initiated in 2021. Dear Community Members, 2021 has brought us through some of the hardest parts of the COVID-19 pandemic and light is beginning to shine at the end of the tunnel. This

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Newsletter November 2021 | How is it Already 2022?

We are ringing in the new year early over here at First 5 SMC & we are so grateful for our outgoing First 5 San Mateo County Commissioners. Read about the commissioners’ work, some of the programs available, and some reflections on childcare advocacy going forward.

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