The First 5 San Diego 2020-2025 Strategic Plan builds on the legacy of over 20 years of impact and serves as a roadmap over the next five years. First 5 San Diego will focus its priorities on our ongoing commitment to strengthen and connect our early care and education systems, support families throughout the region and impact the overall well-being of our youngest children.
All children ages 0 through 5 are healthy, are loved and nurtured, and enter school as active learners.
First 5 San Diego builds the early care and education systems and supports needed to ensure our County’s youngest children are safe, healthy and ready to succeed in school and life.
REFLECTING ON TODAY, PREPARING FOR TOMORROW
Since 1998, First 5 San Diego has invested over $716 million in programs, services and systems of care.
Historically, First 5 San Diego directly supported many partners that provide services and programs to the youngest children and their families. In the future, our core functions will focus on these four areas.
Since 1998, First 5 San Diego has invested
in programs, services and systems of care
Invest in systems change leading to improved outcomes
Advocate for policy change at local and state levels
Convene experts and partners to coordinate and leverage existing resources
Build community, organizational and system capacity to strengthen and support families
FRAMING THE FUTURE
One day, California’s success will be measured by the well-being of its youngest children. We proudly contribute to building better service delivery systems, supporting positive choices, pursuing policy and environmental change and improving our internal culture.
Our goals express our key priorities to address the complexity and breadth of local needs.
STRENGTHENING SYSTEMS, INVESTING IN RESULTS
In the coming years, forming and strengthening the partnerships that can create lasting changes to systems of care and generate better outcomes for our youngest children and their families will become a defining role for First 5 San Diego.
Our strategic directions provide guidance for how First 5 San Diego will create lasting change.
Provide families with the foundational support and knowledge to be their child’s first and best caregiver and teacher.
Systems of Care:
Connect or integrate systems of care to ensure that the youngest children and their families have timely and seamless access to supports and services that best meet their needs.
Build partnerships across sectors and systems that increase community commitment to supporting the first five years of life.
Identify and integrate existing and new funding sources from public, private and philanthropy sectors that establish innovations to the systems of care and expand services to the youngest children and their families.
The full Strategic Plan includes a set of focused strategies and an evaluation framework. The Strategic Plan guides the allocation of funds at the strategy level and is complemented by a detailed investment and allocation strategy.
First 5 San Diego dedicates itself to leading San Diego County in ensuring our County’s young children are safe, healthy and ready to succeed in school and life. On behalf of First 5 San Diego, we thank you for your ongoing commitment and partnership in improving the lives of our youngest children and their families.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMITMENT AND PARTNERSHIP
For access to the full 2020-2025 Strategic Plan, click here.