News & Events


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Upcoming Events


IMPACT Expansion Funding 

Are you looking for a program that would encourage and support continued program quality improvement?  Is your staff looking for scholarship support to continue their education?  How about annual quality awards that could be used to purchase new materials and supplies for eligible programs?  If these types of program enhancements and supports sound interesting, First 5 San Joaquin has exciting news!

First 5 San Joaquin is pleased to announce availability of expanded funding for the Raising Quality! IMPACT program.  This application is focused on outreach to Center Based Programs and Family Child Care Homes providing care to infants and/or toddlers.  Supporting programs serving the youngest of children is essential to Raising Quality! of care and education throughout the county.

IMPACT is the continuation of the Raising Quality! Race to the Top work designed to support quality improvement in early care and education programs.  The expansion funds application will be relative to new programs interested in applying for participation. If your program would like to apply, please CLICK HERE to  complete an application and submit to First 5 San Joaquin at sjckids@sjgov.org.  

If you are a current IMPACT participant and know of a program that might be interested in applying, please feel free to share this opportunity with them.  We appreciate your support and partnership.



New Protective Factors Training Series!

We're excited to offer two training series on the Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework!  These workshops will help you use the Framework as a different approach to working with families.


The workshops introduce you to the Framework, and then delve into each of the five Protective Factors.  Attend all sessions within a series, or mix and match sessions to suit your schedule! Attendance at the Introduction course is not required but strongly recommended.                                                                               




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NEWSLETTER: Raising Quality! -  November 2016

NEWSLETTER:  Raising Quality! - August 2016

NEWSLETTER: Raising Quality! - June 2016
NEWSLETTER:  Early Childhood Development - March 2016
ARTICLE:  Bill of Rights Needed for Local Children - February 2016
NEWSLETTER:  Raising Quality! - December 2015
ARTICLE:  First 5 Sets Stage for Learning - November 2015
ARTICLE:  Advocates Will Work for "Clear and Continual Progress" Toward Universal Preschool - October 2015
NEWSLETTER:  Raising Quality! - September 2015
ARTICLE:  Early Investment in Kids Ultimately Pays Dividents - June 2015
PRESS RELEASE:  Local Child Care Provider Races to the Top - August 2014
PRESS RELEASE:  Local Child Care Provider Races to the Top - July 2014


Additional Training/Workshops


Call 953-KIDS for information on more trainings.

Registration is available on First 5 San Joaquin - Community Events  and   

Family Resource and Referral Center - County-wide Training System also has information on trainings and workshops.

How do I learn more?

Contact First 5 San Joaquin at (209) 953-5437 or email sjckids@sjgov.org

Raising Quality! Seal

Raising Quality Seal

All Raising Quality! participants are able to display the Raising Quality! seal, which demonstrates their commitment to providing quality services.  Ask your child care provider if he or she is participating in Raising Quality!, or look for the Raising Quality! seal.

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