First 5 San Diego supports families by providing parents and caregivers with programs to promote children’s optimal development and school readiness.

All Programs

First 5 San Diego’s programs and services are funded through San Diego County’s portion of California’s Proposition 10 tobacco tax revenues. Programs are focused on four priority areas: health, learning, family and community.

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Healthy Families

Promote each child’s healthy physical, social and emotional development.

Quality Learning

Support each child’s development of communication, problem-solving, physical, social-emotional and behavioral abilities, building on their natural readiness to learn.

Supported Families

Strengthen each family’s ability to provide nurturing, safe and stable environments.

Engaged Communities

Build each community’s capacity to sustain healthy social relationships and support families and children.